Who pays for metadata isn't written in stone. Metadata creation isn't any one company's problem and that's especially true if it's not product-based.
Keywords are important. Multiple departments have valuable insight into keywords and should be invested in them.
There is nothing more divisive than a date in metadata. Canada, land of compromise, has a new guideline for dates and it neatly solves the issue by saying play nice and be accurate.
Recently, the ONIX International Steering Committee announced a general statement of intent that ONIX 2.1 code lists should become truly and fully static. What does that mean for you?
Two ONIX converters are going to be retired at the end of the year. We walk you through the changes.
How can you optimize sales rights in ONIX to better protect the rights held by you and your trading partners? BNC Bibliographic Manager Tom Richardson is here to show you the best way to manage your sales rights, complete with diagrams!
Joshua Tallent of Firebrand Technologies provided us with some tips and tricks for better metadata management at Tech Forum 2016. Follow his guidence and manage your data like a pro!
Are your books falling short of bestseller status? Your data might not be at peak performance. Check out our tips and tricks for making sure your data is bestseller ready, as well as how to handle tricky details like direct sales.
In this month's episode, we ask our Bibliographic Manager, Tom Richardson, to ruminate on how subject metadata can be optimized to better serve the book industry. Strap in for 20 minutes of subject codes, meandering, and lots of telling it like it is.
Retailers and libraries come to us and ask: "what can publishers give us to display their books?" The 49th Shelf staff sidle up and whisper: "do you know where we can get PDF chapters?" And then there are dates! What dates do you want to see, retailers? What dates can you supply, publishers?
BookNet Canada wants to know. We need to know to help you publish, distribute, sell, or loan books more effectively. Read on to learn how you can make a huge contribution.