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    • ONIX  101
    • Communica)on• Enables  movement  of  goods/services  from  supplier  to  customer• Complexity  of  digital  communica?on• ONIX  for  Books!
    • Metadata• Data  about  data• Take  it  personally!
    • ONline  Informa)on  eXchange
    • • a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  databaseONIX  is...
    • ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language
    • ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing
    • ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing• widely  used
    • ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing• widely  used• completely  free
    • Product  vs.  Work• ONIX  is  about  products  NOT  works• Products  are  manifesta?ons  of  works• Works  are  abstract
    • The  Goal• To  transmit  data  to  partners• describe  your  product• define  it  terms  of  trade
    • The  Goal• To  provide  a  complete  descrip?on• manage  a  moving  target• con?nually  refreshed  feeds
    • Here  come  the  pointy  brackets!• ONIX  is  XML-­‐based• XML  =  Extensible  Markup  Language
    • XML  Format• Elements– describe  content– have  opening  and  closing  tags– content  goes  in  between  the  tags
    • <tag>content</tag>
    • <Title>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</Title>
    • ONIX  standardizes  XML  elements
    • <Title>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</Title>
    • <BookTitle>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</BookTitle>X
    • Reference  name  vs.  Short  tags• Reference  name• <CountryOfPublica?on>• human  readable• Short  tag• <b083>• save  space
    • Composites
    • <Title><TitleType><TitleText><TitlePrefix><TitleWithoutPrefix><Sub?tle>
    • Product  Record<Product></Product>
    • Schema  Valida)on• ONIX  schema  -­‐  set  of  rules• correct  tags  and  codes• correct  order  of  elements• correct  formaUng• mandatory  elements,  e.g.  <Title>• if-­‐then  constructs,  e.g.  if  <TitlePrefix>  then  <TitleWithoutPrefix>
    • Robust  metadata  =  more  sales
    • More  metadata...LESS  problems
    • Can  I  create  ONIX  by  hand?• Why  yes,  yes  you  can.• Things  you’ll  need:• ONIX  schema  +  manual:• ONIX  2.1  schema  from  Editeur.org• Text  editors:• Mac  -­‐  TextEdit;  TextWrangler• MicrosoZ  -­‐  NotePad• XML  validators• Mac  -­‐  Oxygen  ($)• MicrosoZ  -­‐  XML  Notepad• Online  -­‐  xmlvalidator.new-­‐studio.org
    • Do  I  want  to  create  ONIX  by  hand?• That  depends...
    • Metadata  Management• A  central  repository• With  reusable  records• That  reduces  knowledge  drain
    • Metadata  Workflow• Use  your  central  metadata  repository• feed  it  from  all  org  levels• A  schema  validator• An  ONIX  exporter
    • Management  Best  Prac)ces• Split  responsibility• Keep  it  dynamic• Always  send  the  most  up-­‐to-­‐date  record• Proofread!
    • ONIX  History• Editeur.org• Evolving  -­‐  metadata  commiaees• ONIX  for  Books  1.0,  2000• ONIX  2.1,  2004  -­‐  current• ONIX  3.0
    • 3.0  Uptake• Slow• 2.1  sunset  in  2014• Ebook  publishers• New  digital  markets
    • !!!!!!!!!!"#$%&()*+$++(,*-(!"+&.&*-(/#"((0++(1*2$*"-((! " # $ % & ( ) * ) (+ , - . % $ / " 0 ( 1 2 2 3 (((!!!!!!!!!"##$!%&!())*!+,-./%01!/%.-1!20).34!+,56!"#$#%&#(!)*!+&&#,-.)&*!/).0!1&&23#.!4-*-(-!!North  American  Metadata  Best  Prac?ces• bisg.org• new  version  in  June  2013• Canadian  qualifiers
    • Main  Takeaways• Streamlines  metadata  communica?on• Improves  internal  systems• It’s  free• It  doesn’t  require  large  dev  resources• There  are  oodles  of  tools  and  services
    • For  more  info.  on  the  ONIX  standard:• ONIX  2.1  manual  and  codelists:• hap://www.editeur.org/15/Previous-­‐Releases/• BISG  Product  Metadata  Best  Prac?ces:• hap://www.bisg.org/what-­‐we-­‐do-­‐21-­‐8-­‐product-­‐metadata-­‐best-­‐prac?ces.php• BNC  ONIX  documenta?on:• haps://booknetcanada.atlassian.net/wiki/display/UserDocs/ONIX