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The Development, Use, and Modification of Book Product Metadata

Prepared by Magellan Media Consulting (© 2012, The Book Industry Study Group)
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Now Available! The Development, Use, and Modification of Book Product Metadata

Success in book publishing continues to rely extensively on consistent preparation and use of product metadata. As digital products grow and evolve, this is true now more than ever.

February 2013: Take 90% off the price of the full Development, Use, and Modification of Book Product Metadata report! Price reduced to $49.90 from $499.00.

In January 2012, the Book Industry Study Group engaged Magellan Media Consulting to map the flow of metadata across the publishing supply chain. Research consisted of thirty interviews supplemented by an industry survey of both the U.S. and Canadian markets. The companies interviewed included larger, medium-sized, and smaller publishers, as well as retailers, wholesalers, industry service providers, manufacturers, and digital-only firms.

The resulting publication illustrates critical metadata handoffs, documents how metadata is altered or discarded, and identifies the points at which changes and revisions occur (and, in some cases, don't occur). More importantly, the report presents a series of process and "future-proofing" recommendations designed to help improve the quality and flow of metadata.

A 5-page PDF Executive Summary is available free of charge to BISG members and for purchase to the public. The full report, in either PDF or EPUB 2 formats, is available at a significant discount to BISG members. See below for prices and to order now.


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Many companies participated in the development of this project.
Please see below for a list of sponsor and partner organizations.

COORDINATING PARTNER

SILVER SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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*Member Pricing
PDF Summary Overview
-- available June 2012
-- 5 Pages
$0.00
PDF Report
-- available June 2012
-- 37 Pages
$49.90
EPUB 2 Report
-- available June 2012
-- 37 Pages
$49.90
*Non-Member Pricing
PDF Summary Overview
-- available June 2012
-- 5 Pages
$0.00
PDF Report
-- available June 2012
-- 37 Pages
$49.90
EPUB 2 Report
-- available June 2012
-- 37 Pages
$49.90

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