Book Industry Communication Ltd
BIC is the book industry’s independent supply chain organisation, committed to improving the efficiency of the trade and library supply chains, reducing cost and automating processes. BIC is committed to creating an efficient supply chain for both physical and digital products across the entire book industry, working with all relevant stakeholders to eliminate wasteful and time-consuming practices and implement solutions acceptable to all. BIC’s unique position of trust with all parties in the supply chain makes it possible to reach agreement on dependable standards and ways of working. Training is also at the heart of BIC’s activities and BIC strongly believes that successful businesses start with people.
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BIC Workshop: Best Practice for Embedding HTML Markup in ONIX
This event is for BIC Members only. Further restrictions apply; see the information provided below prior to booking your place.
HTML is used in ONIX records to provide formatting in various ONIX data elements, i.e. multiple paragraphs, bold or italic text, bullet points, etc. An array of issues, errors and/or omissions can occur when embedding HTML in this way. These errors affect both data providers and data recipients detrimentally and come about for a variety of reasons including the differing delivery methods of HTML by data providers (some of which are standardised whilst others are not). The huge variety of errors consequently result in many data recipients having little option but to ignore or else strip out any and all markup in the ONIX files they receive; and many do strip out the HTML markup from the records they receive even if the data provider is one of the few that has embedded the HTML correctly.
This BIC workshop will describe best practice for embedding HTML in ONIX records. It will outline the rationale for getting your metadata right, the specification to follow and how to carry out the work correctly. The workshop will also include an open discussion about the issues, errors and/or omissions experienced by its delegates; examples of which should be brought to the workshop (see Delegate Preparation Work, below). The workshop will then discuss advanced use cases, e.g. Table of Contents. Depending on the delegates in attendance, the workshop can also discuss what application developers can do to support the best practice.
This workshop will be of interest and relevance to users of both ONIX 2.1 and ONIX 3.0.
Delegate Preparation Work
Delegates of this workshop will need to bring the following with them (preferably on a USB stick):
- Example records of their organisation’s data, ideally in a very small ONIX file; multiple examples from each organisation are welcome.
- Matching screenshots showing the same data in their management systems.
By registering to attend this event, you are accepting that your organisation’s metadata will be seen and reviewed by others. You will be asked to tick a box to confirm your understanding of this during the registration process.
Graham is responsible for the overall development of EDItEUR’s standards and the management services it provides on behalf of other standards organisations (including the International ISBN, ISTC and ISNI agencies). He joined EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect in 2010, focussing on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, and on other EDItEUR standards for both the book and serials sectors.
Graham previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems leading the development of bibliographic and digital asset management systems. He has over a decade of experience with ONIX for Books.
Date of this Workshop
Thursday 20th April 2017.
Length of Workshop
This is a half-day workshop which will take place from 2-5pm.
CILIP Building, London.
BIC Members only £12 + VAT
Tickets are available to BIC members only.
Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.
Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact Alaina-Marie@bic.org.uk. Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.
- This event is for BIC Member organisations only.
- A maximum of 3 delegates per organisation are permitted to attend this event; the number of delegates per organisation will be monitored by BIC and should your organisation exceed 3 delegates maximum, we will get in touch so you can agree who should attend.
On the Day
All of BIC’s half-day events include refreshments.
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.
Tube / Rail station:
Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square
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London City Airport – 9 miles, ca 20 min by car
Heathrow – 20miles, ca 30 min by car
Luton – 33 miles, ca 50 min by car
Stansted – 36 miles, ca 50 min by car
Gatwick – 32 miles, ca 60 min by car
Bloomsbury Square Carpark (approx 10 min walk)
Please note: as we price our events so keenly, the running of them is dependent on there being a set minimum number of delegates registered by the time the booking period ceases. For this reason, please be aware that unfortunately some events / courses may be cancelled if this requirement is not met. Should this happen, BIC will arrange for full refunds for all training courses booked. We will liaise with registered delegates at least 2 weeks prior to each course date regarding this. BIC apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our refund policy:
Should you need to cancel your ticket, refunds may be given as follows:
Up to 6 calendar weeks (i.e. 42 calendar days) before the event: full refund
Less than 6 calendar weeks, but more than 2 calendar weeks (i.e. 14 days) before the event: 50% refund
Less than 2 calendar weeks before the event: no refund.
If you (or a colleague in your place) do not attend the event you have booked, no refund will be given.
Please note: Tickets are transferable within your organisation.
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Book Industry Communication
BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of best practice, standard processes and procedures. We have excellent relationships with all major standards bodies and we work closely with the Book Industry Study Group in the US.
BIC unites all sectors of the publishing industry, so whether you're a publisher, on-line retailer, "bricks & mortar" retailer, distributor, library (academic or public), wholesaler, digital partner, literary agent, conversion house, or any combination of these, we're here for you. We offer a "one stop shop" experience, impartial advice and support on anything & everything related to the Supply Chain (digital and/or physical) and we always love to hear from our members...and anyone who might like to become a member. Your feedback is invaluable to us.
We want to hear your ideas, what you're working on, what's challenging you right now, and what changes/developments/projects etc you think the industry might benefit from - so that we can work on your behalf to deliver solutions.
Finally, as an FYI: without neglecting the printed book world, BIC will now be focussing an increasing amount of its energy on work in the Digital Supply Chain.
Digital & Physical Supply Chain, EDI/e-commerce, Metadata optimisation, Training courses, Industry Accreditation Schemes, Product Identifiers/Bar codes/ISBNs etc..., ONIX, Bibliographic standards, RFID, BIC Codes, Web Services, Addressing industry needs, Best practice