Bill Kasdorf’s article “Welcome to the Metadata Millennium,” appearing in Book Business February 2014 issue, discusses the details of metadata in its application to book publishing.
Kasdorf defines metadata as “not the content, but information about the content.” Metadata is important to book publishing in order to make content discoverable and to sell content.
Kasdorf’s article covers the following topics:
Supply Chain Metadata (bibliographic, commercial, marketing, and subject metadata)
Three Essential Standards (ONIX, BISAC, Thema)
Library Metadata (MARC, LCSH)
Embedded Metadata (metadata in ebooks)
Identifiers (ISBN, ISTC, ORCID, ISNI)
Using Metadata to Reinvent and Repurpose Content
Administrative and Rights Metadata
Accessibility Standards in Metadata
This article will be informative for anyone learning about metadata’s role in publishing as well as for publishing professionals.
Book Business, Feb 2014, Vol. 17, No.1
“Welcome to the Metadata Millennium: A Guide to the Many Dimensions of Metadata”
by Bill Kasdorf