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BISG will be holding a metadata summit for book data providers to discuss their metadata needs and the option of moving to ONIX 3.0.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Penguin Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, New York 
Contact: Maya Fakundiny
(646) 336-7141

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In 2017, BISG asked the ONIX International Steering committee to reactive the ONIX 2.1 list for updates. In exchange, the ONIX committee requested BISG create a plan to try to transition the North American marketplace to ONIX 3.0. Part of that plan is the three part metadata summit series: the first focusing on publishers; the second on recipients; and the final discussion to meet and discuss joint issues and solutions. 

This first full-day event will focus on discussing the problems and needs for publishers in the metadata supply chain with a goal of creating better metadata for everyone. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is now open. We welcome both members and non-members to participate in this discussion. As of May 11, the agenda is:


Agenda Content

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and overview of the day’s discussions

9:15 a.m.

Overview of findings – BISG metadata surveys

  • What we heard from data providers
  • What we heard from data recipients

10:00 a.m.

Key metadata provider questions to answer (open discussion)

  • Reasons to move to ONIX 3.0 (e.g., digital products, series, other)
  • Roadblocks in moving to ONIX 3.0
  • Separate feeds for print and digital
  • Feedback loops with metadata recipients

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

“Deep dives” on provider questions. Breakout groups consider:

  • What is the issue (clear problem statement)? E.g., custom feeds for data recipients
  • How does it affect sales? Efficiency? Discovery? Other aspects?

12:30 p.m.

Lunch (break, followed by working lunch)

1:00 p.m.

“Deep dives” on metadata provider questions. Report out/discuss:

  • What can be done (brainstorm and/or consensus)?
  • What would it take to make something happen?
  • Who is responsible (at providers, at recipients, elsewhere)?

2:00 p.m.

What metadata providers want from/with recipients

  • Product metadata
  • Marketing support
  • Ingestion procedures
  • Timelines for implementing ONIX 3.0
  • Other issues identified by metadata providers

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Moving to ONIX 3.0

  • Readiness
  • Enablers
  • Roadblocks
  • Information needed
  • Developing case studies

4:00 p.m.

Summary and next steps (BISG, group, others)

4:30 p.m.




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