ONIX: For People Who Don’t Really Work With Metadata

ONIX is the book industry’s metadata standard. Through ONIX, publishers can communicate essential book information across many different sales channels to help customers make informed purchase decisions.

However, if you’re not familiar with XML, ONIX files can look like scary computer talk and that’s no good. This presentation is a primer for people who don’t regularly work with ONIX, but want to get an idea of what’s in an ONIX file and how it works.

Topics covered include:

  • Reference tags & short tags
  • Code lists
  • Product identifiers
  • Title & subtitle
  • Contributors
  • Description
  • Price composites
  • Rights composites
  • Publication and on-sales dates


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