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This page last updated 24th May 2017

Metadata for Journals Discovery: What Publishers Need to Know
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 9-10:30am

Sponsored by:  Elsevier logo

With ever-increasing crossovers in content and product management, publishers are under pressure to communicate better to their customers and intermediaries about both their books and journals programmes. Journals and books (both physical and digital) can only be effectively sold and used if they are easily discoverable.

Despite the fact that journal and book metadata often tends to remain separate both within the publishing house and in library workflows, the goal is the same – make content discoverable and usable for library patrons. The same is true for an emerging class of journals or monograph offerings – so-called ‘open access titles’ that may not appear in the link resolver and other vendor systems designed for conventional, paid-for subscription products.

At this BIC Breakfast, publishers will learn about the key standards needed for journal metadata delivery and how they affect the discovery of products within libraries; the standards under discussion will include KBART (for populating knowledge bases), ONIX-PC (the product catalogue format for journals) and ODI (the Open Discovery Initiative). Since some of these standards also apply to books, you will be able to report back to your organisation about new opportunities for discovery that will apply to this side of your operations too.

Hosted by: 
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC

Our speakers will include:
Tim Devenport, Lead Consultant, Serials & Subscriptions Standards, EDItEUR
Henning Schoenenberger, Director Product Data & Metadata, SpringerNature
Magaly Bascones, KB+ Service Manager, JISC

Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis. Please do not sign up for this event unless you intend to attend on the day. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend this event or the event is sold-out, please be aware that it is now possible to watch our BIC Breakfasts via Twitter. Simply go to @BIC1UK, look out for a tweet from our account (which will be sent at approximately 9:25am on the date of the event) and click on the link provided in this tweet which will redirect you to Periscope to watch the event live!

Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK (before or during the event) or contact Alaina-Marie Basett on alaina-marie@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

To register for your ticket to attend this BIC Breakfast, please click here.
Tickets are FREE for BIC Members but there is a nominal fee for non-members. 

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Please read the full Sponsorship Package proposal here.

If your organisation is interested in contributing ideas for a future BIC Breakfast or would like to sponsor one, please do get in touch with Alaina-Marie Bassett, BIC's Business Manager, on: info@bic.org.uk or give her a call: +44(0) 20 7255 0513.



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Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience. Bowker, the US ISBN agency, manages UK bibliographic data and delivers a comprehensive UK data source to book information researchers and buyers.