ONIX Essentials

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Purpose of the Course
This intensive training course introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata. It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable but authoritative way.

Benefits of Attending
Delegates will be provided with all the vital information to understand the basics of ONIX and how it is used in the book industry. To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 12.

Course Level 
This course is suitable for beginners with no knowledge of ONIX, although it will also be of value to those familiar with ONIX. It is aimed at staff with management responsibility for metadata, either in editorial, IT, marketing, or production within a publisher, or in similar roles within distribution and retailing. It is not highly technical, but software developers seeking to understand ONIX would benefit from this course.

Course Outline
Prior to the course, we will contact trainees to enquire if they have specific areas of concern / interest. So although each course can be tailored to a certain degree, the overall content is as follows:  

1) Introduction:

  • Explanation of what ONIX is, with typical use cases
  • Brief history of ONIX and its governance
  • Brief overview of the other ONIX standards, e.g. for ONIX serials, ONIX for transactional messages, etc.

 

2) More Detail:

  • Overview discussion of the different versions of ONIX, i.e. 2.1 vs 3.0 
  • More detail on ONIX for Books 2.1
  • More detail on ONIX for Books 3.0 
  • Business benefits of: using ONIX; the BIC Product Data Excellence Award (PDEA) Accreditation Scheme 
  • Introduction to XML syntax
  • Semantics and code lists 
  • ONIX for Books data feeds and best practice 

 

3) Key Data Elements: 

  • Record reference
  • Product identifier
  • Contributor 
  • Titles 
  • Sets, series, collections 
  • Subject codes (BIC, BISAC, Thema, CBMC, etc.)
  • Key words 
  • Descriptive text and reviews 
  • Imprint and publisher 
  • Territorial rights 
  • Related works and products 
  • Supply details and pricing

 

4) Best Practice Guidelines

 

Read the full course outline here.

 

The Trainer
Graham Bell, EDItEUR. (Read about BIC Traininers, here).

Feedback for this Course
Read the feedback received from previous attendees of this course, here

Date & Frequency of this Course
Friday 26th April 2019.
Monday 4th November 2019.
This course will run twice in 2019.

Course Location
The Publishers Association, London. 

Course Length
This is a full day course.

On the Day 
All of BIC’s full-day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch. 

Prices
BIC & EDItEUR Members £330 + VAT
Friends of BIC £390 + VAT
Non Members £440 + VAT

NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.

Combined discount available:
Please note that any individual that registers to attend both the BIC ONIX: Essentials and ONIX: Advanced Topics training courses on consecutive days will be eligible to receive a £100 discount on the combined cost of their tickets. This offer is open to BIC Members, Friends of BIC and Non-Members. Contact Alaina-Marie (info@bic.org.uk) for further information and to receive your discount code (prior to booking your place); tickets purchased using this discount code will not be transferrable within your organisation. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other or discount code.

Discounted rates apply to BIC members only. Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.

REGISTRATION
Register to attend this course via Eventbrite by clicking on your preferred course date in the 'Date & Frequency of this Course' section (above). Payment is accepted via VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact info@bic.org.uk. Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.

Read BIC's Course Cancellations & Refund Policy here.