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Hello. BookNet Canada acknowledges that its operations are remote, and our
colleagues contribute their work from the traditional territories, the
Mississaugas of the Credit. Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and
Mi'kmaq peoples, the original nations of the lands we now call Beaton,
Brampton, Guelph, Halifax, Toronto, and Vaughan.
We endorse the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
of Canada and support an ongoing shift from gatekeeping to space-making in
the book industry. My name is Tim Middleton, and I want to thank you for
tuning in to this year's BiblioShare talk at Tech Forum 2023. I'm the Product
Coordinator for BNC BiblioShare at BookNet. This year, naturally, I will be
giving you an update on our BiblioShare numbers, which I hope gives you a
sense of the importance of this platform. I try to do that every year, and I will
let you know about a couple of the projects that occupied the BiblioShare team.
But I do that every year. It shouldn't be a surprise unless you haven't listened to
a BiblioShare presentation before. But if you haven't, not to worry. We have
quite a few in the archives that you can listen to. Just click through on some of
our past tech forum postings, and you'll find BiblioShare in there.
But this year, I wanted to do something a little different as well. The reason I
wanted to do this is really twofold. One, I was having a hard time putting
together my presentation. Maybe I've given a few too many of them. Maybe
COVID has done more damage to my creativity than I realise. Well, the second
reason was because I like to keep up with the trends, of course. No, I'm not
going to announce that we are launching BishTok, although that would be
incredibly trendy, and I have to say I'm not that incredibly trendy. I just wanted
to keep up with the trends. No, I'm not going to announce Bishtoc. I'm not
going to announce we're launching BishTok in 2023, although that would be
fun.
And I'm not going to look at the trends that are driving sales, that is BNC
SalesData land. Monique Mongeon has already done a great job of that. If you
really want to know what is trending in books and gift, I highly recommend you
give her a listen. You can follow that link on the screen. There you will hear
about the categories that are popping in BNC SalesData and find out about
everything trendy from mushrooms and upcycling to Regencycore and
Goblincore. Yes, in BiblioShare, we could let you know how many titles have
keywords that are leveraging these trends, but I didn't do that. If you're
interested in that, send us an email. We'll pull out the data.
Instead, what I decided to do was invite some intelligence into this year's
discussion. Yes, I decided to invite ChatGPT to the show. Well, at first, I just
asked ChatGPT to make my BiblioShare presentation because I heard that's
what all the kids are doing. But it didn't go that well. ChatGPT hadn't really
heard of BiblioShare yet and was giving credit to all sorts of other platforms for
BiblioShare, which when I followed its trail showed me we had more education
to do to get ChatGPT up to speed. But we aren't prepared to train an AI model
on the BiblioShare dataset quite yet. We're still working on getting companies
to transition to ONIX 3.0 for about 10 years now, 10 years after 2.1 has already
been sunset. So, artificial intelligence can wait.
However, I took a step back and I asked more general questions, like "How do I
write a presentation on bibliographic data?" ChatGPT did a little better with this
and was genuinely helpful. If you're wondering about doing a bibliographic
presentation to educational institutions for how to cite your quotes in your work
or...
But the really crazy thing I saw here and something that we fully agree with is
the importance of accuracy, fourth paragraph down. Emphasise the importance
of accurately recording bibliographic data to avoid plagiarism and to allow
readers to locate the sources cited in your work. You can provide examples of
how inaccurate or incomplete bibliographic data can cause problems for
researchers. Yes, your inaccurate bibliographic data can cause problems for
researchers. So, here are some steps that can help you create an effective
presentation on bibliographic data. And then it went on to give me some biblio
101 instructions for creating a presentation. That is what you're looking at in
this slide.
Needless to say, I wanted to know more. I wanted to get beyond research and
academic publishing. I wanted to zero in on the trade side of publishing. And
ChatGPT obliged by stating bibliographic data is important for the trade
industry as well. Publishers, booksellers, and librarians rely on bibliographic
data to accurately describe and categorise books. Here are some steps to
consider when writing a presentation on bibliographic data for the trade book
industry. And you can read all of the suggestions that it gave to me. Metadata
elements. You might describe the various metadata elements that make up
bibliographic data like ISBN, title, author, publisher, publication date, format,
genre, and audience.
You should consider standards. Explain the various standards that are used in
the trade book industry to ensure that bibliographic data is consistent. It even
mentions ONIX here, that's pretty awesome, and BISAC, and the challenges.
So, some of the challenges that arise from managing bibliographic data for the
trade book industry, such as keeping up with new formats and technologies,
dealing with errors and inconsistencies in data, and managing data across
multiple platforms and systems. These are all really great, great concepts. And
if you just follow this and start building from this, you're gonna get somewhere
in understanding bibliographic data.
Well, I was getting hooked on ChatGPT and started to worry that I would never
get this presentation done because the questions I could ask were endless, and
so were the answers. But in ChatGPT's last answer, I focused in on the
challenges that ChatGPT highlighted and asked it further. So, the challenges
with new formats and technologies. "How do you deal with errors and
inconsistencies in data, and managing data across multiple platforms and
systems?" And again, ChatGPT graciously recognised that dealing with errors
and inconsistencies in data and managing data across multiple platforms and
systems can be challenging.
And then our interviewee, ChatGPT, offered some tips that any of us in the
metadata game could only nod our heads at and fully endorse. In fact, this is
what we do all the time at BookNet on the BiblioShare team. We address these
problems, and we try to resolve them. We do use automated tools. We have
established data management protocols. We regularly review and update data,
and we'll do that with any of your companies. And we follow industry
standards, and we implement quality control measures. ChatGPT does
understand BiblioShare and does understand the problem space.
The interview went on because I wanted to dive into each of those topics in
more detail. But I will not make you endure each one of those questions, and
only want to say one thing that really surprised me about this very smart, very
helpful AI, is that it's very polite. At one point, ChatGPT told me something
about the platform JSTOR that I questioned. And when I did it, the ChatGPT
told me it was sorry that its last answer may have misled me and that the correct
response should have been...and then it wrote the thing that it should have been.
I was blown away by that. A little correction, and all you had to do was ask a
simple question.
Anyways, that was my attempt at being trendy. If nothing else, it showed me
there is quite a lot of potential in throwing your questions at this AI. I asked it
questions I assumed it would have no idea about, but it gave convincing
answers on a number of those. Now, of course, I'm not saying you're going to
replace your metadata team with ChatGPT, but I would think about using it to
keep sharp in areas your team can't possibly handle or they haven't thought
about for some time. Just be aware it won't create your entire presentation for
you. You are still needed.
And with that, I'm going to turn it over to my usual self and update you a bit on
BiblioShare. Let's start with the numbers. BiblioShare by the numbers. As
many of you may know, CataList has been working with our French language
sister organisation, BTLF. And as you may also know, CataList gets data from
BiblioShare. So, that means BiblioShare is receiving data for BTLF as well.
And we now have over two million covers for BTLF. That is a lot of more data
for us to take care of and be in charge of.
In 2022, the BiblioShare ONIX 2.1 dataset grew by about 225,000 records. As
many records as this is, this number is actually 70,000 lower than what we
received in 2021, surprising. But our 3.0 dataset saw more than double the
number of records year over year get added. I suppose this is a good place to
remind you that BiblioShare treats 2.1 data and 3.0 data as completely discrete
datasets. We don't do anything crazy like trying to fit the 2.1 data into the 3.0
framework, nor do we downgrade 3.0 data to the 2.1 framework. Although this
means we are receiving what is basically duplicated data, 3.0 is not backwards
compatible. At some point, 2.1 data will be a thing of the past, but until then,
keep sending both your 2.1 and your 3.0 data to BiblioShare. We appreciate it.
In this slide, we're looking at the daily workload of BiblioShare, so the
ingestion of BiblioShare. So, this is data for both new records and updated
records. Because as ChatGPT reminds us, bibliographic data is not static, at
least not until the thing it is describing is no longer available. Here we can see
that the year 2022 was not a lot different than previous years, although that
average updated figure looks pretty good over last year. That means companies
are paying attention to their data and keeping it fresh.
Looking at the 3.0 number, 3.0 dataset, we see a big jump both in new records
added and in the average for updated records. It is really starting to look like 3.0
data is becoming a thing. And it's only taken about 10 or 13 or so years to catch
on. Amazing how fast things happen at times.
All told, in 2022, we created 79 new or newish accounts in BiblioShare, up to
plus 18% year over year. The breakdown of publisher and supplier ONIX
accounts shows us we are still adding more 2.1 accounts than 3.0, but in the
year-over-year view, we added 40% fewer 2.1 accounts this year, while the
number of 3.0 accounts added was on par with last year. The story we're seeing
here is the slowly ending of the life of 2.1 ONIX and the continuing growth of
3.0. This certainly should be sending signals to all of our data end users out
there. If you haven't worked out your 3.0 migration yet, you better get on it.
And then what continues to amaze us on the BiblioShare team or at least myself
at BookNet is the volume of consumption of our data. So, these are our web
services and the use of Shopify plugin. We had 21 new accounts sign up who
either wanted to use our web services in order to support their own solutions
that they were building, or they wanted to start using our Shopify app in
Shopify.
And we continue to build the holdings in BiblioShare of supporting materials.
So, these are rich materials that we get outside of ONIX. There's a little caveat
there that we do pull down cover images if they are embedded in the ONIX data
with a valid URL, but that job, we only run every month or so. So, the best way
to get us your supporting images and whatnot is to send them directly to FTP
directory on BiblioShare, and then they get processed right away. Here we see
that we added 7% to our cover images database. So, we now have close to 3.5
million covers on hand. So, this is 3.5 million covers, and then don't forget, we
also got 2 million covers for the BTLF project for CataList. So, quite a few
covers sitting in BiblioShare.
Interior images, which are clearly one of the most obvious supports for
everything from art books to children's books when consumers are making
buying decisions, grew by 16% in 2022 to reach almost 500,000 images. That's
a growth of 16% year over year. Author images continue to trickle along, and
our author images grew by 4% in 2022. And here's a look at how the rest of the
supporting materials database is growing. As you recall, we just added teacher's
guides and back covers just a few years ago. So, they're slowly climbing. The
back covers are being consumed and are coming in quite handy on e-commerce
sites.
The explosive growth of the first couple of years for the samples and excerpts
holdings has tapered off. But hopefully, this is because we are just in a regular
workflow now to deliver those as part of your book records. And so, there's no
great backlog to be uploaded, and things are just sort of ticking along. At least
that's my takeaway from looking at the numbers here.
And always interesting, again, for me, hopefully for you, is to see what kind of
data and how much of it we are continuously processing. But equally
interesting is this question. Is the data being used, and who is using all of this
data? Well, once again, our web services were very busy. You can see we have
133 million. This 133 million number excludes any of our in-house use of the
API. So, that excludes SalesData, which uses covers, CataList that uses
bibliographic data covers, position files, and diplomatic, and wherever else
we're using our APIs. We use the exact same APIs that are publicly available.
And so, we're eating our own dog food. Things are working. Proof is in the
pudding. And that's 158 users. That's up probably about 20 users year over year.
So, we added 20 new web service clients in the year.
And now, here's a list of all the active web services and what is being pulled.
So, we have quite a few of them, ONIX, ImageInfo, FULL IMAGE. You can
find out about all of these web services again in our documentation, our help
documentation for data distribution. And you're more than welcome to use any
of these APIs. I've also got Shopify in there. So, that's not exactly an API, but it
does use our APIs, and you can see there's a growth of 1.8 million there.
So, obviously, ONIX is still the biggie, but I noted that the number of requests
to the service dropped dramatically this year. That could have to do with any
number of reasons, including the possibility that last year someone had to draw
down a lot of data to either prime their new solution or repair something that
got broke. That's always a possibility. This, I suppose, is a limit of just giving a
number without any context. You don't really know that information. But the
other possibility is that solutions are getting smarter with these services.
One signal I pick up from these numbers is the increase in usage of our
BiblioSimple web service. BiblioSimple is basically a stub record that is a
lightweight ONIX. We create from the full ONIX we receive. So, it's not the
full ONIX, and it is really... You know, if you think of looking at a preview
page on a website for a book, you just see a little bit of information on there.
That's basically BiblioSimple. So, stub can be a great service to use on a
preview page or blogs where you don't really need the full ONIX goodness to
support your sales and marketing. Also, a nice bump in our Shopify support, as
I mentioned earlier, with almost two million extra calls being made.
To answer that question I asked at the beginning of this segment, here's a list of
our top 40 users of BiblioShare web services. These are the heavy users. The
cool thing about this list is that it shows the flexibility of our services. These
users in this list are made up of solution providers like ReaderBound, library
wholesalers who have in-house solutions like Whitehots and Library Bound,
Shopify users, lots of Shopify users, publisher sites, distributor sites, retail sites,
and author sites. And, of course, you may have noticed I locked in the BookNet
products in this list. So, although I removed them, backed them out earlier, I left
them in here just so you can see that, well, we're not even the heaviest user of
our own APIs. The industry is using APIs more fully than we do at BookNet.
We're not the only heavy user.
So, that was a quick tour through 2022 for BiblioShare data, the growth of our
dataset. Our focus remains on ONIX 3.0 data and migrating solutions and
support to that dataset. But we also had a couple of other projects that kept us
busy. You may know we built an app for the Shopify platform. I think I've
mentioned it a few times here. We built that some years ago and is now being
used by close to 70 shops, including retailers, publishers, and distributors, and
authors too, I suppose. We have two flavours of the app built for using our 2.1
dataset and a third version that pulls from our 3.0 ONIX dataset.
Shopify is a dynamic platform and always making changes. But this past year,
they made a change to their policy about unpublished apps. Our app was an
unpublished app. We were happy with it in that state, but the policy change
would make our app obsolete since now users would not be allowed to use an
unpublished app. This meant we had to submit our app for the Shopify review.
It was a bit of a hurdle for us to get past this review. Shopify is pretty strict on
the way that apps get installed and uninstalled, not to mention other frequent
changes that they make to their APIs and functionality.
As I said, we weren't planning on publishing our app, so when we received the
policy change announcement in September, we had to carve out some time to
work on things. And you can now find our app at the URL
apps.shopify.com/app19778. We've kept it hidden in the shop so you can't
search for it and find it, but you can...because you really still need to request a
user token from us, you'll probably still need support from us, even though
you'll be able to connect with us through the Shopify App Store. But you can
get a token from the BookNet website under the BiblioShare product. Fill out
the form for accessing data from BiblioShare. We'll send you the token and
we'll send you the link to the app for installing.
And even though our app is now published in the Shopify App Store, we still
recommend using the Bibli-O-Matic browser extension to help you figure out if
data is in our BiblioShare database or not. As mentioned last year, our Bibli-O-
Matic plugin, which was updated, now exposes data from both our 2.1 dataset
or the 3.0 dataset if the data exists. I've come to think of Bibli-O-Matic as an
indispensable tool for troubleshooting since you have at your fingertips a tool
that will show you the metadata across all of the BNC platforms, including the
raw ONIX data that we have on hand and links to the title in SalesData and
CataList. Don't leave work without it.
And since I'm talking about troubleshooting your data, I will just highlight,
once again, this very valuable web service that we built called Bish Assets. This
web service will show you whatever data we have on a title that can include
both versions of ONIX, a position file, cover images, and any other supporting
material that has been sent to BiblioShare. A number of people are starting to
use this in-house and often know more about what we have in our dataset than I
know myself.
And finally, to round out this year's presentation, I want to draw your attention
to a new file that we began generating almost a year ago, and that is a flat file
that contains all of the ISBNs that are new to BiblioShare that day. We
generated a file each for both the 2.1 ONIX dataset and the 3.0 dataset. The data
consists, as you can see on this screen, of the EAN, the timestamp when it was
added to the dataset, the main BISAC code if it has one, and the product form.
One thing this feed accomplishes is to keep anyone using the BiblioShare data
up to date. You can grab the list of ISBNs and start pulling the new data down
to your own servers and applications. Access to these files is on RFTP server
and is controlled by a login and password. Again, you can request this from us
at any time. Like many of the offerings from BiblioShare, this is yours for free,
simply for the asking.
Well, that in a nutshell is the year in BiblioShare. Oh, of course, we worked on
a number of custom projects for companies looking to pull metadata for their
catalogues. We often have capacity to work with companies on custom
applications, but not always. If you are in the market for a custom solution, then
let us know. We may be slumped at the time of asking, and we won't be able to
give you a hand, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thank you very much. Hopefully, see
you next year.

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ChatGPT Interview Reveals Insights on Bibliographic Data Challenges

  • 1. Hello. BookNet Canada acknowledges that its operations are remote, and our colleagues contribute their work from the traditional territories, the Mississaugas of the Credit. Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Mi'kmaq peoples, the original nations of the lands we now call Beaton, Brampton, Guelph, Halifax, Toronto, and Vaughan. We endorse the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and support an ongoing shift from gatekeeping to space-making in the book industry. My name is Tim Middleton, and I want to thank you for tuning in to this year's BiblioShare talk at Tech Forum 2023. I'm the Product Coordinator for BNC BiblioShare at BookNet. This year, naturally, I will be giving you an update on our BiblioShare numbers, which I hope gives you a sense of the importance of this platform. I try to do that every year, and I will let you know about a couple of the projects that occupied the BiblioShare team. But I do that every year. It shouldn't be a surprise unless you haven't listened to a BiblioShare presentation before. But if you haven't, not to worry. We have quite a few in the archives that you can listen to. Just click through on some of our past tech forum postings, and you'll find BiblioShare in there. But this year, I wanted to do something a little different as well. The reason I wanted to do this is really twofold. One, I was having a hard time putting together my presentation. Maybe I've given a few too many of them. Maybe COVID has done more damage to my creativity than I realise. Well, the second reason was because I like to keep up with the trends, of course. No, I'm not going to announce that we are launching BishTok, although that would be incredibly trendy, and I have to say I'm not that incredibly trendy. I just wanted to keep up with the trends. No, I'm not going to announce Bishtoc. I'm not going to announce we're launching BishTok in 2023, although that would be fun. And I'm not going to look at the trends that are driving sales, that is BNC SalesData land. Monique Mongeon has already done a great job of that. If you really want to know what is trending in books and gift, I highly recommend you give her a listen. You can follow that link on the screen. There you will hear about the categories that are popping in BNC SalesData and find out about everything trendy from mushrooms and upcycling to Regencycore and Goblincore. Yes, in BiblioShare, we could let you know how many titles have keywords that are leveraging these trends, but I didn't do that. If you're interested in that, send us an email. We'll pull out the data.
  • 2. Instead, what I decided to do was invite some intelligence into this year's discussion. Yes, I decided to invite ChatGPT to the show. Well, at first, I just asked ChatGPT to make my BiblioShare presentation because I heard that's what all the kids are doing. But it didn't go that well. ChatGPT hadn't really heard of BiblioShare yet and was giving credit to all sorts of other platforms for BiblioShare, which when I followed its trail showed me we had more education to do to get ChatGPT up to speed. But we aren't prepared to train an AI model on the BiblioShare dataset quite yet. We're still working on getting companies to transition to ONIX 3.0 for about 10 years now, 10 years after 2.1 has already been sunset. So, artificial intelligence can wait. However, I took a step back and I asked more general questions, like "How do I write a presentation on bibliographic data?" ChatGPT did a little better with this and was genuinely helpful. If you're wondering about doing a bibliographic presentation to educational institutions for how to cite your quotes in your work or... But the really crazy thing I saw here and something that we fully agree with is the importance of accuracy, fourth paragraph down. Emphasise the importance of accurately recording bibliographic data to avoid plagiarism and to allow readers to locate the sources cited in your work. You can provide examples of how inaccurate or incomplete bibliographic data can cause problems for researchers. Yes, your inaccurate bibliographic data can cause problems for researchers. So, here are some steps that can help you create an effective presentation on bibliographic data. And then it went on to give me some biblio 101 instructions for creating a presentation. That is what you're looking at in this slide. Needless to say, I wanted to know more. I wanted to get beyond research and academic publishing. I wanted to zero in on the trade side of publishing. And ChatGPT obliged by stating bibliographic data is important for the trade industry as well. Publishers, booksellers, and librarians rely on bibliographic data to accurately describe and categorise books. Here are some steps to consider when writing a presentation on bibliographic data for the trade book industry. And you can read all of the suggestions that it gave to me. Metadata elements. You might describe the various metadata elements that make up bibliographic data like ISBN, title, author, publisher, publication date, format, genre, and audience.
  • 3. You should consider standards. Explain the various standards that are used in the trade book industry to ensure that bibliographic data is consistent. It even mentions ONIX here, that's pretty awesome, and BISAC, and the challenges. So, some of the challenges that arise from managing bibliographic data for the trade book industry, such as keeping up with new formats and technologies, dealing with errors and inconsistencies in data, and managing data across multiple platforms and systems. These are all really great, great concepts. And if you just follow this and start building from this, you're gonna get somewhere in understanding bibliographic data. Well, I was getting hooked on ChatGPT and started to worry that I would never get this presentation done because the questions I could ask were endless, and so were the answers. But in ChatGPT's last answer, I focused in on the challenges that ChatGPT highlighted and asked it further. So, the challenges with new formats and technologies. "How do you deal with errors and inconsistencies in data, and managing data across multiple platforms and systems?" And again, ChatGPT graciously recognised that dealing with errors and inconsistencies in data and managing data across multiple platforms and systems can be challenging. And then our interviewee, ChatGPT, offered some tips that any of us in the metadata game could only nod our heads at and fully endorse. In fact, this is what we do all the time at BookNet on the BiblioShare team. We address these problems, and we try to resolve them. We do use automated tools. We have established data management protocols. We regularly review and update data, and we'll do that with any of your companies. And we follow industry standards, and we implement quality control measures. ChatGPT does understand BiblioShare and does understand the problem space. The interview went on because I wanted to dive into each of those topics in more detail. But I will not make you endure each one of those questions, and only want to say one thing that really surprised me about this very smart, very helpful AI, is that it's very polite. At one point, ChatGPT told me something about the platform JSTOR that I questioned. And when I did it, the ChatGPT told me it was sorry that its last answer may have misled me and that the correct response should have been...and then it wrote the thing that it should have been. I was blown away by that. A little correction, and all you had to do was ask a simple question.
  • 4. Anyways, that was my attempt at being trendy. If nothing else, it showed me there is quite a lot of potential in throwing your questions at this AI. I asked it questions I assumed it would have no idea about, but it gave convincing answers on a number of those. Now, of course, I'm not saying you're going to replace your metadata team with ChatGPT, but I would think about using it to keep sharp in areas your team can't possibly handle or they haven't thought about for some time. Just be aware it won't create your entire presentation for you. You are still needed. And with that, I'm going to turn it over to my usual self and update you a bit on BiblioShare. Let's start with the numbers. BiblioShare by the numbers. As many of you may know, CataList has been working with our French language sister organisation, BTLF. And as you may also know, CataList gets data from BiblioShare. So, that means BiblioShare is receiving data for BTLF as well. And we now have over two million covers for BTLF. That is a lot of more data for us to take care of and be in charge of. In 2022, the BiblioShare ONIX 2.1 dataset grew by about 225,000 records. As many records as this is, this number is actually 70,000 lower than what we received in 2021, surprising. But our 3.0 dataset saw more than double the number of records year over year get added. I suppose this is a good place to remind you that BiblioShare treats 2.1 data and 3.0 data as completely discrete datasets. We don't do anything crazy like trying to fit the 2.1 data into the 3.0 framework, nor do we downgrade 3.0 data to the 2.1 framework. Although this means we are receiving what is basically duplicated data, 3.0 is not backwards compatible. At some point, 2.1 data will be a thing of the past, but until then, keep sending both your 2.1 and your 3.0 data to BiblioShare. We appreciate it. In this slide, we're looking at the daily workload of BiblioShare, so the ingestion of BiblioShare. So, this is data for both new records and updated records. Because as ChatGPT reminds us, bibliographic data is not static, at least not until the thing it is describing is no longer available. Here we can see that the year 2022 was not a lot different than previous years, although that average updated figure looks pretty good over last year. That means companies are paying attention to their data and keeping it fresh. Looking at the 3.0 number, 3.0 dataset, we see a big jump both in new records added and in the average for updated records. It is really starting to look like 3.0 data is becoming a thing. And it's only taken about 10 or 13 or so years to catch on. Amazing how fast things happen at times.
  • 5. All told, in 2022, we created 79 new or newish accounts in BiblioShare, up to plus 18% year over year. The breakdown of publisher and supplier ONIX accounts shows us we are still adding more 2.1 accounts than 3.0, but in the year-over-year view, we added 40% fewer 2.1 accounts this year, while the number of 3.0 accounts added was on par with last year. The story we're seeing here is the slowly ending of the life of 2.1 ONIX and the continuing growth of 3.0. This certainly should be sending signals to all of our data end users out there. If you haven't worked out your 3.0 migration yet, you better get on it. And then what continues to amaze us on the BiblioShare team or at least myself at BookNet is the volume of consumption of our data. So, these are our web services and the use of Shopify plugin. We had 21 new accounts sign up who either wanted to use our web services in order to support their own solutions that they were building, or they wanted to start using our Shopify app in Shopify. And we continue to build the holdings in BiblioShare of supporting materials. So, these are rich materials that we get outside of ONIX. There's a little caveat there that we do pull down cover images if they are embedded in the ONIX data with a valid URL, but that job, we only run every month or so. So, the best way to get us your supporting images and whatnot is to send them directly to FTP directory on BiblioShare, and then they get processed right away. Here we see that we added 7% to our cover images database. So, we now have close to 3.5 million covers on hand. So, this is 3.5 million covers, and then don't forget, we also got 2 million covers for the BTLF project for CataList. So, quite a few covers sitting in BiblioShare. Interior images, which are clearly one of the most obvious supports for everything from art books to children's books when consumers are making buying decisions, grew by 16% in 2022 to reach almost 500,000 images. That's a growth of 16% year over year. Author images continue to trickle along, and our author images grew by 4% in 2022. And here's a look at how the rest of the supporting materials database is growing. As you recall, we just added teacher's guides and back covers just a few years ago. So, they're slowly climbing. The back covers are being consumed and are coming in quite handy on e-commerce sites. The explosive growth of the first couple of years for the samples and excerpts holdings has tapered off. But hopefully, this is because we are just in a regular workflow now to deliver those as part of your book records. And so, there's no
  • 6. great backlog to be uploaded, and things are just sort of ticking along. At least that's my takeaway from looking at the numbers here. And always interesting, again, for me, hopefully for you, is to see what kind of data and how much of it we are continuously processing. But equally interesting is this question. Is the data being used, and who is using all of this data? Well, once again, our web services were very busy. You can see we have 133 million. This 133 million number excludes any of our in-house use of the API. So, that excludes SalesData, which uses covers, CataList that uses bibliographic data covers, position files, and diplomatic, and wherever else we're using our APIs. We use the exact same APIs that are publicly available. And so, we're eating our own dog food. Things are working. Proof is in the pudding. And that's 158 users. That's up probably about 20 users year over year. So, we added 20 new web service clients in the year. And now, here's a list of all the active web services and what is being pulled. So, we have quite a few of them, ONIX, ImageInfo, FULL IMAGE. You can find out about all of these web services again in our documentation, our help documentation for data distribution. And you're more than welcome to use any of these APIs. I've also got Shopify in there. So, that's not exactly an API, but it does use our APIs, and you can see there's a growth of 1.8 million there. So, obviously, ONIX is still the biggie, but I noted that the number of requests to the service dropped dramatically this year. That could have to do with any number of reasons, including the possibility that last year someone had to draw down a lot of data to either prime their new solution or repair something that got broke. That's always a possibility. This, I suppose, is a limit of just giving a number without any context. You don't really know that information. But the other possibility is that solutions are getting smarter with these services. One signal I pick up from these numbers is the increase in usage of our BiblioSimple web service. BiblioSimple is basically a stub record that is a lightweight ONIX. We create from the full ONIX we receive. So, it's not the full ONIX, and it is really... You know, if you think of looking at a preview page on a website for a book, you just see a little bit of information on there. That's basically BiblioSimple. So, stub can be a great service to use on a preview page or blogs where you don't really need the full ONIX goodness to support your sales and marketing. Also, a nice bump in our Shopify support, as I mentioned earlier, with almost two million extra calls being made.
  • 7. To answer that question I asked at the beginning of this segment, here's a list of our top 40 users of BiblioShare web services. These are the heavy users. The cool thing about this list is that it shows the flexibility of our services. These users in this list are made up of solution providers like ReaderBound, library wholesalers who have in-house solutions like Whitehots and Library Bound, Shopify users, lots of Shopify users, publisher sites, distributor sites, retail sites, and author sites. And, of course, you may have noticed I locked in the BookNet products in this list. So, although I removed them, backed them out earlier, I left them in here just so you can see that, well, we're not even the heaviest user of our own APIs. The industry is using APIs more fully than we do at BookNet. We're not the only heavy user. So, that was a quick tour through 2022 for BiblioShare data, the growth of our dataset. Our focus remains on ONIX 3.0 data and migrating solutions and support to that dataset. But we also had a couple of other projects that kept us busy. You may know we built an app for the Shopify platform. I think I've mentioned it a few times here. We built that some years ago and is now being used by close to 70 shops, including retailers, publishers, and distributors, and authors too, I suppose. We have two flavours of the app built for using our 2.1 dataset and a third version that pulls from our 3.0 ONIX dataset. Shopify is a dynamic platform and always making changes. But this past year, they made a change to their policy about unpublished apps. Our app was an unpublished app. We were happy with it in that state, but the policy change would make our app obsolete since now users would not be allowed to use an unpublished app. This meant we had to submit our app for the Shopify review. It was a bit of a hurdle for us to get past this review. Shopify is pretty strict on the way that apps get installed and uninstalled, not to mention other frequent changes that they make to their APIs and functionality. As I said, we weren't planning on publishing our app, so when we received the policy change announcement in September, we had to carve out some time to work on things. And you can now find our app at the URL apps.shopify.com/app19778. We've kept it hidden in the shop so you can't search for it and find it, but you can...because you really still need to request a user token from us, you'll probably still need support from us, even though you'll be able to connect with us through the Shopify App Store. But you can get a token from the BookNet website under the BiblioShare product. Fill out the form for accessing data from BiblioShare. We'll send you the token and we'll send you the link to the app for installing.
  • 8. And even though our app is now published in the Shopify App Store, we still recommend using the Bibli-O-Matic browser extension to help you figure out if data is in our BiblioShare database or not. As mentioned last year, our Bibli-O- Matic plugin, which was updated, now exposes data from both our 2.1 dataset or the 3.0 dataset if the data exists. I've come to think of Bibli-O-Matic as an indispensable tool for troubleshooting since you have at your fingertips a tool that will show you the metadata across all of the BNC platforms, including the raw ONIX data that we have on hand and links to the title in SalesData and CataList. Don't leave work without it. And since I'm talking about troubleshooting your data, I will just highlight, once again, this very valuable web service that we built called Bish Assets. This web service will show you whatever data we have on a title that can include both versions of ONIX, a position file, cover images, and any other supporting material that has been sent to BiblioShare. A number of people are starting to use this in-house and often know more about what we have in our dataset than I know myself. And finally, to round out this year's presentation, I want to draw your attention to a new file that we began generating almost a year ago, and that is a flat file that contains all of the ISBNs that are new to BiblioShare that day. We generated a file each for both the 2.1 ONIX dataset and the 3.0 dataset. The data consists, as you can see on this screen, of the EAN, the timestamp when it was added to the dataset, the main BISAC code if it has one, and the product form. One thing this feed accomplishes is to keep anyone using the BiblioShare data up to date. You can grab the list of ISBNs and start pulling the new data down to your own servers and applications. Access to these files is on RFTP server and is controlled by a login and password. Again, you can request this from us at any time. Like many of the offerings from BiblioShare, this is yours for free, simply for the asking. Well, that in a nutshell is the year in BiblioShare. Oh, of course, we worked on a number of custom projects for companies looking to pull metadata for their catalogues. We often have capacity to work with companies on custom applications, but not always. If you are in the market for a custom solution, then let us know. We may be slumped at the time of asking, and we won't be able to give you a hand, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thank you very much. Hopefully, see you next year.