A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
From The Irish Times: A question of most popular reads becomes a chance to demonstrate what the OCLC’s ‘WorldCat’ international library system can do.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
Creating a standardized platform in book metadata for retailers and publishers, Metabooks Brasil is off to a fast start, based on Germany’s Books in Print.
The challenge is to respond to the customer ‘as a partner or collaborator,’ says one expert in a discussion of where publishing is in the digital dynamic.
In a major focus on its metadata, Cambridge University Press is working this year to improve the discoverability of its material for library users.
Charting the importance of proper and timely metadata, Nielsen Book’s twin studies from the US and UK markets may be motivational updates for publishers.
At the Oct. 18 EDItEUR Supply Chain Seminar at the Frankfurt Book Fair will see a presentation on ‘The Link Between Metadata and Sales’ for the USA.
As BISG members gather for a 40th annual meeting, the organization’s incoming director. Brian O’Leary, is focused on ‘execution and strategies.’
Metadata may not just be how your titles are being categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a favorite retailer — and get it out the door.