A Technical Introduction to ONIX and XML

Page last updated 25th October 2017

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Purpose of the Course
ONIX for Books, the global book trade’s product information standard, is an application of XML, the global standard for representing documents and data in digital form. Delegates of this course will gain a basic technical understanding of the various aspects of XML that are fundamental to an understanding of ONIX.  

Benefits of Attending
Delegates will be introduced to the ONIX XML schemas and associated technical documentation, and will be guided as to how to extend their knowledge of both XML and ONIX.

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 aimed at those responsible for developing, implementing or operating systems: for producing or consuming ONIX for Books product data; or for data quality control. It is suited to staff with a general knowledge of data processing who need to handle ONIX data directly in their work. Some prior knowledge of XML would be an advantage but is not essential.  

Course Outline
Although the content of this course can be tailored to a certain degree to its attendees, the topics covered will include:

  • XML basics
  • XML DTDs and schemas
  • XML tools for creating, manipulating and validating ONIX data
  • The organisation of an ONIX for Books message
  • The ONIX for Books DTDs and schemas
  • Creating ONIX records and messages from existing data sources
  • Linking to media resources
  • Communicating record updates
  • ONIX and eBooks

Read the full course outline here.

The Trainer
Francis Cave, Consultant. (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 
Wednesday 11th July 2018.
This course will run once in 2018.

Course Location
Faber Creative Spaces, 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 Members £320 + VAT
Friends of BIC £375 + VAT
Non Members £425 + VAT

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

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.

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