This intensive online course, provided in three half-day training sessions, introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and distributing good book metadata.
It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable way. Delegates will be provided with all the vital information to understand the basics of ONIX and how it is used in the book industry.
This course is suitable for beginners with no knowledge of ONIX, although it is also of value to those who are already familiar with ONIX.
It isn’t highly technical, and is aimed at staff with responsibility for product metadata, either in editorial, IT, marketing or production within a publisher, or in similar roles within distribution and retailing.
If you're looking for more advanced metadata training let us know through this form, as we're looking to schedule further courses over coming months and in the first half of 2023.
Course dates & times:
This is a one and a half day course which will be delivered in three, half-day training sessions online, from 09:00-13.30 (AEDT) on the 14 - 16 February 2023.
The course content aims to cover ONIX 3.0 in a comprehensive way, though comparisons with version 2.1 are introduced where appropriate.
Some of this introduction is pre-recorded, for viewing before the main training:
- Explanation of what ONIX is, with typical use cases;
- a brief history of ONIX and its governance;
- discussion of the different versions of ONIX (2.1 vs 3.0);
- Commercial benefits;
- ONIX for Books 3.0, differences from 2.1 and advantages of 3.0;
- available documentation and tools.
- Further detail
- Introduction to XML syntax;
- importance of semantics and controlled vocabularies (codelists);
- high-level structure and design of ONIX;
- functional granularity, language independence, semantic interoperability;
- data feeds, best practice and service level expectations.
- Key data elements
- Record reference;
- Product identifiers and Product form;
- Contributors and XHTML encoding of rich text;
- Titles, sets, series and Collections;
- Subject coding and keywords;
- Descriptive text and other collateral material;
- Imprint and Publisher;
- Publication date and Sales embargos;
- Territorial sales rights;
- Related works and products;
- Supply details and pricing.
- Summary and further resources
Graham Bell – Executive Director, EDItEUR
Graham is Executive Director of EDItEUR, and is responsible for the overall development of EDItEUR’s standards and the management services it provides on behalf of other standards organisations (including the International ISBN and ISNI agencies and the IDF). He joined EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect in 2010, focusing on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, Thema, EDItX and on other EDItEUR standards for the global books and serials sectors.
Graham is an experienced trainer and speaker. He previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems leading the development of bibliographic and digital asset management systems.
Chris Saynor – Standards Editor, EDItEUR
Chris is responsible for EDItEUR's book publishing standards including ONIX, Thema and EDItX. He joined the organisation in late 2016. For the previous eight years, Chris worked for GiantChair Inc. in Paris as a metadata specialist and project manager, and has been responsible for implementation of the Onixsuite application in many publishing organisations. Prior to that, Chris has a 20-year background in bookselling with Waterstones and WHSmith.
- APA & PANZ Members: $565 (early bird pricing available until 23 December 2022) Standard pricing after this date is $600.
- Non-members: $800 (early bird pricing available until 23 December 2022) Standard pricing after this date is $850.
Places on this course can be booked below, but to simplify the process and ensure discounts Members should login prior to registration. Should you have any issues with your website access, please contact us.
Refunds can be requested up until 31 January 2023, minus a small administration fee. Transfers to colleagues are free.
If this date does not suit - please register your interest for future sessions using this form.