In April 2009, EDItEUR announced the release of a major new version of the ONIX for Books standard: ONIX 3.0. This release of ONIX is the first since 2001 that is not backwards-compatible with its predecessors and, more importantly, provides a means for improved handling of digital products.
During this Book Industry Study Group (BISG) webcast presentation, Mark Bide, Executive Director of EDItEUR, and David Martin, from EDItEUR's ONIX Support Team, answered four key questions about ONIX for Books 3.0:
1) Why did the book industry need a new ONIX release?
2) How does ONIX 3.0 provide new support for digital publishing?
3) What are other important benefits of ONIX 3.0?
4) How should publishers and other ONIX users respond to the new release?