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Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers

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A recording of this session is available through IBPA’s institution on OpenLearning. IBPA members can login to OpenLearning here to access it.

About the Program

BISGlogo_largeThe better your metadata, the better your sales: that’s the simple truth. Books with complete metadata sell almost three times better than a book with incomplete metadata, so there’s a very good reason to learn about how to format and transmit this information to your industry partners. But where to begin?

In this session, Graham Bell, Executive Director at EDItEUR, will offer practical guidance on writing, formatting, and transmitting metadata in accordance with industry standards and best practices, and help to make your metadata work for you.

Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers is the first in a three-part series, hosted by IBPA and co-produced by BISG, aimed at demystifying several of the core book industry standards through “101”-style sessions presented by experts in the field.


Here is the complete “Standards Basics for Independent Publishers” webinar series:

Webinar 1: Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers
Webinar 2: BISAC Subject Headings: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers
Webinar 3: ISBN & Identifiers: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers


About the Presenter:

Bell_GrahamGraham Bell is the Executive Director of EDItEUR. Prior to his appointment as the organization’s Executive Director, Graham served EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect, where he focused on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, and on other EDItEUR standards for both the book and serials sectors. He joined EDItEURin2010. Graham previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems. He has over a decade of experience with ONIX for Books.

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