ONIX for Books: Essentials
In this training session, Graham Bell, Executive Director of EDItEUR, teaches the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata.
Who It's For: This course is suitable both for beginners with no pre-existing knowledge of ONIX and for those with some practical experience. It is particularly suitable for publishing staff in editorial, marketing, or sales who are responsible for the management and dissemination of product metadata, or for distribution and retail staff struggling to make sense of the metadata that's available.
What is ONIX?: From the beginning, what is ONIX used for, its history and governance, the business benefits it can generate
ONIX 3.0 and the ONIX ecosystem: Different versions of ONIX, available documentation and tools, the high-level advantages of version 3.0 over version 2.1, the commercial value of good metadata
Introduction to XML: Syntax and semantics, character sets, DTDs, schemas and validation ONIX data structures: High-level structure and the data model, how low‐level structures are created, use of controlled vocabularies (codelists), overview of data elements
How ONIX data feeds work: Establishing new feeds, delta and block update strategies Afternoon Sessions
ONIX data in detail: Examples and best practice using data elements from throughout the message
Q&A: Including problems brought along by attendees