UNDERSTANDING METADATA  Renée Register
WHAT IS        METADATA?Metadata is … aaset of data that describes and Metadata is … set of data that describes andgives i...
LET’S TALK ABOUT SHOES!
BASIC PRODUCT METADATA                Company:        Stuart Weitzman                Name:           Curling              ...
BUT HOW DID WE FIND THE ITEM?
OTHER METADATA NARROWS THE SEARCH
CORE AND MORE METADATA
BASIC METADATA                     Shoes and BooksSHOES                                BOOKSProduct Image                 ...
CORE BOOK METADATA31 CORE DATA ELEMENTS                        FROM BISG PRODUCT METADATA BEST PRACTICESISBN-10 / ISBN-13...
THE PUBLISHING CYCLE                        CHANGES AND ADDITIONSPRE-PUBLICATION                    POST-PUBLICATIONChange...
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT                METADATAWHAT DO MY POTENTIAL USERS NEED/WANT?What is it?What’s in it?Wh...
FOR MORE INFORMATIONLet’s talk this afternoon!Lots of resources are listed on the handouts provided today.Use the DataC...
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Understanding metadata sept-2011

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Understanding metadata sept-2011

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING METADATA Renée Register
  2. 2. WHAT IS METADATA?Metadata is … aaset of data that describes and Metadata is … set of data that describes andgives information about other data …  gives information about other data …  Metadata is used to describe the context, Metadata is used to describe the context, content and structure of materials. content and structure of materials. Metadata is … aafile of information, Metadata is … file of information, which captures the basic characteristics which captures the basic characteristics of aadata or information resource. It of data or information resource. It represents the who, what, when, where, represents the who, what, when, where, why and how of the resource. ... why and how of the resource. ...Metadata means data about data.Metadata means data about data. Metadata is … Metadata is … Metadata describes other Metadata describes other information about aa information about data. It provides information data. It provides information piece of content. piece of content. about aacertain items about certain items content. content.
  3. 3. LET’S TALK ABOUT SHOES!
  4. 4. BASIC PRODUCT METADATA Company: Stuart Weitzman Name: Curling SKU: #7793281 Color: Bordo Suede Price: $495.00 Size: Choose a size Width: M Product image
  5. 5. BUT HOW DID WE FIND THE ITEM?
  6. 6. OTHER METADATA NARROWS THE SEARCH
  7. 7. CORE AND MORE METADATA
  8. 8. BASIC METADATA Shoes and BooksSHOES BOOKSProduct Image Product imageCompany PublisherName TitleSKU ISBNPrice PriceColor, Size, Material, Width, Heel Product formheight, etc.Styles, Occasion, etc. Subject/Genre
  9. 9. CORE BOOK METADATA31 CORE DATA ELEMENTS FROM BISG PRODUCT METADATA BEST PRACTICESISBN-10 / ISBN-13 / EAN.UCC-13 Volume NumberTitle ONIX Audience CodeContributor(s) Age Range of Target AudiencePublisher / Imprint / Brand Name Case Pack / Carton QuantityPrice Replaces / Replaced ByPublisher’s Proprietary Discount Code Territorial RightsPublisher Status Code Bar Code IndicatorProduct Availability Code Weight & DimensionsProduct Form (Format / Binding/Packaging) Return CodePublication Date Page Count, Running Time, & ExtentOn-Sale Date Distributor / Vendor of RecordBISAC Subject Code(s) Number of PiecesLanguage of Product Content Illustration detailsSeries & Series Number Textual Description of ProductEdition Number Digital Image of ProductEdition Type / Description
  10. 10. THE PUBLISHING CYCLE CHANGES AND ADDITIONSPRE-PUBLICATION POST-PUBLICATIONChanges to Core Metadata Changes to Core MetadataTitle Added SubjectsSubtitle PricePublication Date AvailabilityCover ImagePrice Enhanced Metadata Editorial ReviewsEnhanced Metadata User Feedback and ReviewsContributor Biography AwardsAdvance Reviews Contributor Biography
  11. 11. IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT METADATAWHAT DO MY POTENTIAL USERS NEED/WANT?What is it?What’s in it?What’s it about?What age level is it for?What does it look like? WHAT DO MY TRADING PARTNERS NEED?When/where can I get it? All of the above in order to market and sell to consumers.How do I get it/read it? Where can I sell it?How much does it cost? How should I price it?What do others think of it? How does it relate to other titles?What else is like it? Is it easy for me to receive and store the metadata? Is it easy for me to receive and process changes to the metadata? WHAT DOES MY ORGANIZATION NEED? All of the above in order to to market and sell direct- to-consumer or through trading partners. Is it easy for me to use metadata in my own systems and to share metadata with my trading partners? Is it easy for me to use the metadata to track sales and gain business intelligence?
  12. 12. FOR MORE INFORMATIONLet’s talk this afternoon!Lots of resources are listed on the handouts provided today.Use the DataCurate website “Contact us” form or email me to request a free consultation.

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