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What’s NextFrankfurt Book Fair, October 11, 2012
Search = Shop
In a Digital World  ✤   ...we do not know if what we are getting is what we      actually wanted  ✤   There are so many li...
Why Is This Critical?✤   900,000✤   32,000,000
The ISBN Is Not Enough✤   ISTC✤   ISNI
International Standard Text Code✤   Identifies text, regardless of format✤   Contains “related titles” information in its m...
How It Works
Relating Titles✤   Metadata allows for “Source ISTC”✤   Allows linkages between the derivation and the original✤   Identifi...
International Standard NameIdentifier✤   Identifies names✤   Disambiguates authors with same name, collocates authors who s...
How It Works✤   Pseudonyms get separate ISNIs✤   Related to Source ISNI in metadata
Relating In the Metadata
Who’s Using This Stuff?
Unique
Authoritative
Speaking of Authoritative:✤   “Using identifiers in book metadata and on web pages about    books will improve page ranking...
Volume✤   When anyone can publish, everyone will publish
Volume creates complexity
Structured Metadata
Ontologies
Cooperation
Talk To Your Partners
Preparing for the next wave
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Preparing for the next wave

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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

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Preparing for the next wave

  1. 1. What’s NextFrankfurt Book Fair, October 11, 2012
  2. 2. Search = Shop
  3. 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. 4. Why Is This Critical?✤ 900,000✤ 32,000,000
  5. 5. The ISBN Is Not Enough✤ ISTC✤ ISNI
  6. 6. International Standard Text Code✤ Identifies text, regardless of format✤ Contains “related titles” information in its metadata
  7. 7. How It Works
  8. 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. 9. International Standard NameIdentifier✤ Identifies names✤ Disambiguates authors with same name, collocates authors who spell their name in different ways
  10. 10. How It Works✤ Pseudonyms get separate ISNIs✤ Related to Source ISNI in metadata
  11. 11. Relating In the Metadata
  12. 12. Who’s Using This Stuff?
  13. 13. Unique
  14. 14. Authoritative
  15. 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. 16. Volume✤ When anyone can publish, everyone will publish
  17. 17. Volume creates complexity
  18. 18. Structured Metadata
  19. 19. Ontologies
  20. 20. Cooperation
  21. 21. Talk To Your Partners

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