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BIC's Metadata Power Half-Day Training Course

Book Industry Communication

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 from 13:30 to 17:00 (BST)

BIC's Metadata Power Half-Day Training Course

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
BIC & EDItEUR Members   more info 9 Sep 2019 £170.00 £11.54 £36.31
Friends of BIC   more info 9 Sep 2019 £210.00 £14.14 £44.83
Non-Members   more info 9 Sep 2019 £240.00 £16.09 £51.22

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Created by the book industry, for the book industry

For an empowered, informed supply chain

Established in 1991, BIC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation without commercial objective or emphasis. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the UK book industry to produce quality training courses that are created and delivered by expert, highly respected trainers on a wide range of supply chain topics. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BIC is able to offer all of its training at highly competitive rates. If there is a topic that you would like us to provide training on, that we do not provide at present, get in touch; we also welcome enquires about the provision of bespoke in-house courses.

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 BIC's Metadata Power Course 

 

Purpose of the Course
Many twenty-first century book readers are searching for, discovering and purchasing books via the internet instead of browsing the shelves of a library or bookstore. Whether digital or in print, their success in finding the right book for their needs dictates how well the book sells. And this success depends on metadata.

Increasingly, the power of metadata is replacing traditional selling techniques. In effect, the publisher needs to treat ‘information about books’ or ‘product metadata’ as its online sales force. An understanding how metadata is created and managed, how it is distributed through the book trade, and how it is used by retailers, libraries and readers is critical knowledge for today’s publishers.

The course begins with a simple overview of what metadata means in the book world, linking what the publisher does with simple information like title, author, ISBN and price with what the outside world – the retailer or reader – sees. It describes how publishers can take responsibility for and manage that data. And it takes a look at the ‘data supply chain’ – how the key data gets from publisher to bookstore and library catalogue. It discusses how metadata can be given a commercial value, and how more comprehensive and more timely data can fuel extra sales.

It covers the range of different metadata fields that can be supplied, the needs and expectations that retailers and libraries have, methods of data delivery and how publishers may be assessed on how well they meet those needs.

 

Benefits of Attending
By attending this course, delegates will: 

  • Understand what book metadata is.
  • Learn which are the most important metadata elements
  • See how the metadata can be communicated
  • Gain an overview of the metadata supply chain
  • Understand why metadata is commercially valuable
  • Gain insight into how your organisation can improve its metadata

 

Course Level
This is a beginners' course. Anyone involved in creating and updating information about books – including new recruits into the book publishing sector, publisher’s editorial, marketing, publicity, sales and production staff, micro-publishers and self-publishers – will benefit from attending this course.

 

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

  • What is metadata for the book industry and what is it for?
  • The metadata supply chain
  • The commercial value of metadata
  • Elements of BIC Basic including how the elements support discoverability and reduce supply chain friction, and common errors
  • Improving your metadata
  • Beyond the basics

Read the full course outline here.

  

The Trainers

Graham Bell

Graham Bell

Executive Director

EDItEUR

Graham is Executive Director of EDItEUR, and is responsible for the overall development of EDItEUR’s standards and the management services it provides on behalf of other standards organisations (ISNI International Agency and the International DOI Foundation). He joined EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect in 2010, focusing on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, Thema, EDItX and on other EDItEUR standards for the global books and serials sectors.

Graham is an experienced trainer and speaker. He previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems.

 

Chris Saynor

Standards Editor

EDItEUR

Chris is responsible for EDItEUR's book publishing standards including ONIX, Thema and EDItX. He joined the organisation in late 2016. For the previous eight years, Chris worked for GiantChair Inc. in Paris as a metadata specialist and project manager, and has been responsible for implementation of the Onixsuite application in many publishing organisations. He is widely known for his work with French industry liaison body CLIL and with BISG committees. Prior to that, Chris has a 20-year background in bookselling with Waterstones and WHSmith.

 


 

Feedback for this Course
"Excellent introduction to the importance of accurate and timely metadata." - Christopher Norris, Jolabokaflod

What immediate benefits have you gained from the course? "An insight into the different roles within publishing and how they contribute to metadata production." - Anon

What immediate benefits have you gained from the course? "A far greater understanding of how customers search, and how different retailers and outlets search and present data." - Anon

"The course was good and had lots of interesting insight into the different journeys that metadata takes." - Anon.

 


 

Date & Frequency of this Course in 2019
Tuesday 19th February 2019.
This course will run twice in 2019.

 

Bespoke and In-House Training
BIC is committed to providing high quality, accessible training for the book industry. We are able to provide both bespoke courses and in-house training to suit your requirements. This courses is suitable for in-house training so please do contact us to request further information or to make a booking: info@bic.org.uk

 

Course Location
The Publishers Association, London.

 

Course Length
This is a half-day course.

 

Prices
BIC & EDItEUR Members £170 + VAT
Friends of BIC £210 + VAT
Non Members £240 + VAT

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

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

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

 

On the Day 
Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

 

WiFi Access
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.

 

Travel Information
Tube / Rail station:
London Bridge, Borough, Southwark
www.tfl.gov.uk www.nationalrail.co.uk


Airports:
London City Airport – 8 miles, ca 50 min by car
Heathrow – 30miles, ca 80 min by car
Luton – 35 miles, ca 80 min by car
Stansted – 40 miles, ca 70 min by car
Gatwick – 50 miles, ca 85 min by car

Car parks:
Great Suffolk Street Carpark (approx 7 min walk)
www.unioncarparks.co.uk

London Bridge Carpark (approx 10 min walk)
www.ncp.co.uk



 

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Course Cancellations

Please note: as we price our training courses 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 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.

 

Refund Policy

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 training course you have booked, no refund will be given.

Please note: Tickets are transferable within your organisation.

Do you have questions about BIC's Metadata Power Half-Day Training Course? Contact Book Industry Communication

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The Publishers Association
First Floor
50 Southwark Street
SE1 1UN London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 from 13:30 to 17:00 (BST)


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Organiser

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.

Specialties

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

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