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Part 3 of a three-part workshop developed and presented by Laura Dawson and Brian O'Leary at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11, 2012

Part 3 of a three-part workshop developed and presented by Laura Dawson and Brian O'Leary at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11, 2012

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  • 1. What’s NextFrankfurt Book Fair, October 11, 2012
  • 2. Search = Shop
  • 3. In a Digital World ✤ ...we do not know if what we are getting is what we actually wanted ✤ There are so many listings for so many books and so many authors ✤ Ambiguity = lost sales
  • 4. Why Is This Critical?✤ 900,000✤ 32,000,000
  • 5. The ISBN Is Not Enough✤ ISTC✤ ISNI
  • 6. International Standard Text Code✤ Identifies text, regardless of format✤ Contains “related titles” information in its metadata
  • 7. How It Works
  • 8. Relating Titles✤ Metadata allows for “Source ISTC”✤ Allows linkages between the derivation and the original✤ Identifiers identify; metadata describes✤ All derivations of “New Moon” can be related by using “New Moon” the novel’s ISTC as a Source ISTC in the metadata.
  • 9. International Standard NameIdentifier✤ Identifies names✤ Disambiguates authors with same name, collocates authors who spell their name in different ways
  • 10. How It Works✤ Pseudonyms get separate ISNIs✤ Related to Source ISNI in metadata
  • 11. Relating In the Metadata
  • 12. Who’s Using This Stuff?
  • 13. Unique
  • 14. Authoritative
  • 15. Speaking of Authoritative:✤ “Using identifiers in book metadata and on web pages about books will improve page rankings in organic search.” - Amit Pande/Daniel Kaplan, Google
  • 16. Volume✤ When anyone can publish, everyone will publish
  • 17. Volume creates complexity
  • 18. Structured Metadata
  • 19. Ontologies
  • 20. Cooperation
  • 21. Talk To Your Partners