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BPAA PD Day: ONIX 101

  1. 1. ONIX  101
  2. 2. Communica)on• Enables  movement  of  goods/services  from  supplier  to  customer• Complexity  of  digital  communica?on• ONIX  for  Books!
  3. 3. Metadata• Data  about  data• Take  it  personally!
  4. 4. ONline  Informa)on  eXchange
  5. 5. • a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  databaseONIX  is...
  6. 6. ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language
  7. 7. ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing
  8. 8. ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing• widely  used
  9. 9. ONIX  is...• a  message  -­‐-­‐  not  a  database• a  standard  -­‐-­‐  a  shared  language• about  books  you  have,  will,  are  publishing• widely  used• completely  free
  10. 10. Product  vs.  Work• ONIX  is  about  products  NOT  works• Products  are  manifesta?ons  of  works• Works  are  abstract
  11. 11. The  Goal• To  transmit  data  to  partners• describe  your  product• define  it  terms  of  trade
  12. 12. The  Goal• To  provide  a  complete  descrip?on• manage  a  moving  target• con?nually  refreshed  feeds
  13. 13. Here  come  the  pointy  brackets!• ONIX  is  XML-­‐based• XML  =  Extensible  Markup  Language
  14. 14. XML  Format• Elements– describe  content– have  opening  and  closing  tags– content  goes  in  between  the  tags
  15. 15. <tag>content</tag>
  16. 16. <Title>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</Title>
  17. 17. ONIX  standardizes  XML  elements
  18. 18. <Title>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</Title>
  19. 19. <BookTitle>The  Canadian  Book  Market  2012</BookTitle>X
  20. 20. Reference  name  vs.  Short  tags• Reference  name• <CountryOfPublica?on>• human  readable• Short  tag• <b083>• save  space
  21. 21. Composites
  22. 22. <Title><TitleType><TitleText><TitlePrefix><TitleWithoutPrefix><Sub?tle>
  23. 23. Product  Record<Product></Product>
  24. 24. 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>
  25. 25. Robust  metadata  =  more  sales
  26. 26. More  metadata...LESS  problems
  27. 27. 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  ($)• MicrosoZ  -­‐  XML  Notepad• Online  -­‐  xmlvalidator.new-­‐studio.org
  28. 28. Do  I  want  to  create  ONIX  by  hand?• That  depends...
  29. 29. Metadata  Management• A  central  repository• With  reusable  records• That  reduces  knowledge  drain
  30. 30. Metadata  Workflow• Use  your  central  metadata  repository• feed  it  from  all  org  levels• A  schema  validator• An  ONIX  exporter
  31. 31. Management  Best  Prac)ces• Split  responsibility• Keep  it  dynamic• Always  send  the  most  up-­‐to-­‐date  record• Proofread!
  32. 32. ONIX  History• Editeur.org• Evolving  -­‐  metadata  commiaees• ONIX  for  Books  1.0,  2000• ONIX  2.1,  2004  -­‐  current• ONIX  3.0
  33. 33. 3.0  Uptake• Slow• 2.1  sunset  in  2014• Ebook  publishers• New  digital  markets
  34. 34. !!!!!!!!!!"#$%&()*+$++(,*-(!"+&.&*-(/#"((0++(1*2$*"-((! " # $ % & ( ) * ) (+ , - . % $ / " 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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

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