NISO Two Part Webinar: Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Standards for Formatting and Metadata

Part 2: Find That E-book – or Not: How Metadata Matters

Below are listed resources that were provided in relation to the March 21, 2012 webinar. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any additional resources you would like to see added to this page.

NISO Webinar Resources

Streamlining Book Metadata Workflow
by Judy Luther (Informed Strategies)

Abstract: The white paper was commissioned by NISO and OCLC as a follow-up to the Symposium for Publishers and Librarians held by OCLC on March 18-19, 2009 to discuss book metadata. This paper analyzes the current state of metadata creation, exchange, and use throughout the book supply chain. With the number of book formats multiplying and the amount of digital content growing rapidly, the metadata required to support the discovery, sale, and use of content by a global audience is increasing exponentially. At the same time economic pressures on all stakeholders in the supply chain from publishers, wholesalers, booksellers, metadata vendors, and librarians present greater challenges to providing quality and comprehensive metadata at every point in the cycle. Through interviews with over 30 industry representatives, Luther has created a book metadata exchange map illustrating the process and has identified opportunities for eliminating redundancies and making the entire process more efficient.

June 30, 2009            ISBN: 978-1-880124-82-6

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  • ISTCs are available from Bowker
  • BISG Identifiers working group

The accessibility guidelines that EDItEUR has produced are available here: Enabling Technologies Framework

Accessible EPUB 3: Best Practices for Creating Universally Usable Content, Matt Garrish's O'Reilly book on accessibility best practice (very detailed and technical, really aimed at those creating e-book files) is free for the cost of giving your e-mail address to O'Reilly. It is an extract from a larger forthcoming book on the EPUB format