Now is a good time to show the ONIX documentation….3.0 and the latest Code List, and the sample ONIX record.
ONIXA presentation by Janet Leu for LIS 882.
What is ONIX? ONIX stands for ONline Information EXchange There are over 200 data elements ONIX is a metadata standard that publishers use to distribute electronic information about their books, and all other materials publishers produce This electronic information is distributed to wholesalers, brick and mortar stores, online retailers, and anyone else involved in the sale or distribution of books Book information can be communicated between different organizations with different technical infrastructures ONIX is not a database, but uses XML to organize data storage
Why use ONIX? ONIX provides richer book data online (hence the name) There are widely varying format requirements for receiving this data that are used within the book industry ONIX provides electronic information about the jacket cover of a physical book (cover design, author biography, reviews, synopsis, etc.), plus related audio and video files. The more information customers have about a book, the more likely they are to purchase it
What does ONIX tell us about a book? Title Author ISBN Price Availability Blurbs, reviews, excerpts BISAC subject codes Rights (territorial and copyright) Licensing Links to website and book cover images Code numbers that further describe a product, but won’t spell anything out. These code numbers are distinct to ONIX (the code lists)
The history of ONIX In 1999, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) collaborated with major wholesalers, online retailers, and book information service providers to develop ONIX The goal was to create universal, international format where publishers of all sizes could exchange information about their books ONIX for Books 1.0 was published in January 2000 ONIX for Books 2.1, revision 02, was published in 2004, with some minor revisions to documentation in February 2005 The most current version of ONIX for Books is 3.0, which was released in 2009 ONIX for Books 3.0 handles digital products better than its predecessors The most recent ONIX Code List is Issue 16, which was released in January 2012 In addition to books, there is also ONIX for Serials and ONIX for Licensing Terms (rights and usages) In the future, it is very possible that ONIX will also be used to exchange electronic information about motion pictures and sound recordings
ONIX on the web OFFICIAL SITES PRACTITIONER SITES Booknet Canada EDItEUR (http://www.editeur.org) http://booknetcanada.ca/index.php? Book Industry Study Group/BISG option=com_content&task=view&id= 153&Itemid=407) (http://www.bisg.org) ONIXEDIT Association of American Publishers (http://www.onixedit.com/en/Home. (www.publishers.org) aspx) Firebrand Technologies Book Industry Communication / BIC (http://www.firebrandtech.com/) (http:www.bic.org.uk) The ONIX_Implement e-mail list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ONI X_IMPLEMENT/)
Companies that use ONIX for Books Amazon.com Baker and Taylor Barnes and Noble Google Ingram Book Company Library of Congress McGraw Hill Nielson Bookscan Simon & Schuster
How ONIX for Books works Two standards – Level 1 or Level 2 Level 1 is targeted to publishers who have not established an in-house database of product information Level 2 is targeted to publishers who feel that Level 1 data elements are not adequate ONIX defines a list of data fields about a book and how to send that data in an “ONIX message” Most data elements in ONIX consist of text, but others are multimedia, such as images and audio files An ONIX message consists of a set of data elements defined by tags and is written in XML. An ONIX message also conforms to a specific template, or set of rules, also known as ONIX DTD. ONIX DTD defines how to order the data elements, and how the elements are interrelated.
HOW ONIX WORKSAn ONIX message is transmitted acrossthe Internet the other data is, as an e-mail attachment or by FTP.Once an ONIX message is received, anXML software application and the ONIXDTD verify the data’s integrity. Afterthat, the receiver translates the datainto what someone sees on a webpage(how much someone sees is strictly upto the retailer.)
ONIX schema definitions 3 schema options are available for ONIX 3.0 The recommended options are the ISO standard RelaxNG (RNG) schema language, or the W3C (XSD) schema language These two schemas allow the most effective validity checking A DTD option is also available All 3 of these schema options support both reference names and short tags for ONIX data elements All 3 can be downloaded from http://www.editeur.org
ONIX in actionSource taken from :http://www.amazon.com/Get-Van-Road-Black-Edition/dp/1880985764/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334198873&sr=1-1
More ONIX in action <Product> <Title> <TitleType>01</TitleType> <TitleText>Get in the Van</TitleText> <Subtitle>On the Road With Black Flag</Subtitle> </Title> <MainSubject> <CorporateBodyAsSubject>Black Flag (musical group) </CorporateBodyAsSubject> <SubjectHeadingText>Punk rock musicians</SubjectHeadingText> <SubjectHeadingText>Punk rock music – California – History and criticism</SubjectHeadingText> <SubjectHeadingText>Punk rock music – Social aspects </SubjectHeadingText> </MainSubject> <Contributor> <PersonalName>Henry Rollins</PersonalName> </Contributor>
Publisher’s descriptions in ONIX <Main Description> <DescriptiveDetail>As a member of the seminal punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins kept detailed tour diaries that form the basis of Get in the Van. Rollinss observations range from the wry to the raucous in this blistering account of a six-year career with the band - a time marked by crazed fans, vicious cops, near-starvation, substance abuse, and mind numbing all-night drives. Rollins decided to revise this edition by adding a wealth of new photographs, a new foreword, and an afterword to include some "where-are-they-now" information on the people featured in the book. This new edition includes 40 previously unpublished black-and-white photographs from Rollinss private collection and show flyers by artist Raymond Pettibon. Called "a soul-frying experience not to be undertaken by lightweights" by Wired magazine, Get in the Van perfectly embodies what one critic called the "secular gospel" of one of punk and post-punks most respected and controversial figures. .</DescriptiveDetail> <TextTypeCode>18</TextTypeCode> <AudienceCode>01</AudienceCode> <AudienceRange>16</AudienceRange> <ReviewQuote>A day-by-day journal from the journals of the ever-volatile Henry Rollins on tour from 1981 to 1986 that captures the irrationality and violence of punk specifically, and the stresses of being on the road in a rock band generally.</ReviewQuote> </MainDescrption>
The rest of the record, part 1 <ProductForm>Electronic book</ProductForm> <ProductFormDescription>12793 kb</ProductFormDescription> <PublisherName>2.13.61 Publications</PublisherName> <PublicationDate> <PublishingDate>20090501</PublishingDate> <YearFirstPublished>1994</YearFirstPublished> <CityOfPublication>Los Angeles</CityOfPublication> <CountryOfPublication>USA</CountryofPublication> </PublicationDate> <Illustrations> <IllustrationOType>01</IllustrationType> <NumberOf Illustrations>200</NumberOfIllustrations> </Illustration>
The rest of the record, part 2 <ProductIdentifier> <PublisherProductNo>978-2-880-98582-3</PublisherProductNo> <ProductIDType>03</ProductIDType> <EditionNumber>2</EditionNumber> <EditionStatement>Kindle Edition</EditionStatement> <EditionTypeCode>NED</EditionTypeCode> </ProductIdentifier> <ProductWebsiteLink>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GXBA06/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_g351_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVP DKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center- 2&pf_rd_r=0DT6JVA4RK6KXTYNABME&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846</ProductWebsiteLink> <Language>English</Language> <LanguageCode>eng</LanguageCode> <CountryCode>US</CountryCode> <RelatedProduct>Get In the Van, original recording reissued, 2003</RelatedProduct> <RelationCode>06</RelationCode> <ProductIDTypeCode>AC</ProductIDTypeCode> </Product>
Recommended reading Committee on Cataloging: Description and Accesss http://www.libraries.psu.edu/tas/jca/ccda/tf-onix3.html Distinguishing Content from Carrier: The RDA/ONIX Framework for Resource Categorization http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january07/dunsire/01dunsire.html EDItEUR http://www.editeur.org/ Identifier Interoperability http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/publications/briefs/identifier- interoperability.pdf ISBD and the Semantic Web http://leo.cilea.it/index.php/jlis/article/viewFile/4536/4408 Mapping Bibliographic Metadata. http://www.nela.camp9.org/Resources/Documents/JeanGodby- MappingBibliographicMetadata.pdf
More recommended reading Metadata Demystified: A Guide For Publishers http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Metadata_Demystified.pdf ONIX DOI Metadata for Monographic Products http://www.medra.org/stdoc/en/041110_monographic_doi_metadata_p.p df ONIX for Books 3.0: Best Practices for Implementation http://www.slideshare.net/bisg/bisg-webcast-onix-for-books-v30- implemention ONIX For Libraries http://www.bic.org.uk/files/pdfs/onixlibrep.pdf RDA/ONIX Framework for Resource Categorizationhttp://www.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2007/5chair10.pdf
Bibliography ANKO Publishing Software Limited. A Practical Guide to Implementing ONIX. (2005). Retrieved from http://www.anko.ie/Downloads/Anko_Implementing_onix_software.pdf ANKO Publishing Software Limited. A Sample ONIX Message. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.anko.ie/Pages/Articles/sample_onix_message.html Booknet Canada. Best Practices for E-books in ONIX. Tom Richardson. November 3, 2010. Retrieved from http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/apa/website Catalogablog. ONIX. David (last name unknown). March 2, 2005. Retrieved from http://catalogablog.blogspot.com/2005/03/onix.html EDItEUR: International Standards. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.editeur.org/ EDItEUR. (2012). ONIX Codelists, Issue 16. Retrieved from http://www.editeur.org/93/Release-3.0-Downloads/ EDItEUR. (2012). ONIX for Books: Product Information Format Specification, Release 3.0 revision 1, January 2012. Retrieved from http://www.editeur.org/93/Release-3.0- Downloads/
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