BISG’s Metadata Summit, May 8 in NYC
Harnessing the evolving power of metadata
Accurate and robust metadata boosts discoverability and efficiency, especially when all trading partners use standard formats and data elements. But rapid technological changes, while enabling rich new forms of content that can be distributed in new ways to reach more people, place new demands on book metadata management and its transmission.
This Summit on the morning of May 8, 2015 in New York City will review the business case for the key elements of metadata, the inevitable friction points that accompany change, BISG’s consensus-based solutions, and how the industry can best prepare for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.
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The program will include presentations and plenty of opportunity for discussion about the following topics:
- What you need to know about product metadata and why
- ONIX 3.0: New features and functions of ONIX 3.0, why it is important, and BISG’s role in supporting its implementation
- Certifying the accuracy of your data with BISG’s new Product Data Certification Program
- What to expect from the future of metadata and how BISG can help meet your anticipated needs
This Summit is vital for business development, IT marketing, sales, and operations professionals and anyone responsible for maintaining, managing, disseminating, or receiving product metadata. More information, including a link to register, is available here.
We’ll also be offering a webcast this spring, presented by the Metadata Committee, with practical recommendations for managing metadata. Thanks to GiantChair, Inc. for their sponsorship.
And please watch for information about BISG’s upcoming ONIX 3.0 Implementation Grid and the upcoming revision of Best Practices for Product Metadata, both projects of the Metadata Committee and its ONIX 3.0 Implementation Working Group.
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry’s leading trade association for standards, education, and information. BISG facilitates the connections and conversations that solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Members include publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media.
Thanks to Bowker and GiantChair, Inc. for sponsoring the Metadata Summit.
BISG offers programs and free guides that support industry best practices for benefit of the everyone involved in publishing. Member dues and registration fees help offset their associated costs. Our sponsors make the difference.