BISG's Metadata Committee oversees the development and maintenance of the ONIX for Books standard in the U.S. market. The committee suggests changes to the ONIX standard and its code lists, on behalf of the U.S. In addition, the committee acts as a forum for its members to discuss current issues in ONIX and metadata in general, sharing ideas and solutions across a broad spectrum of companies, including both data senders and recipients.
The committee has just released a revision of its Best Practices for Product Metadata. The revision is intented to enable better support for digital products, the addition of marketing data to aid with discovery, and usage notes and links for ONIX 3.0. In addition, the revision combines recommendations for both data senders and recipients. The revised Best Practices for Product Metadata is now available and can be downloaded here.
For a list of committee members, please click here.
Metadata Committee Chair
Richard Stark, Barnes & Noble
Product Metadata Best Practices
ONIX for Books
Product Data Certification Program
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