Join Renée Register and Digital Book World for an online course about how the art and science of describing books evolved from the Library at Alexandria to today’s digital data standards and industry players.
The four-week course, beginning June 24, will introduce you to key metadata concepts, standards, and organizations, and outline how metadata is distributed in today’s publishing landscape.
Topics include the evolution of metadata in the context of the history of the book and publishing; the development of standards for communicating information about books; a review of major industry players; and an overview of the flow of information in the creation and distribution of metadata.
After completing this course, you should:
▪ Have a basic understanding of the history and uses of book metadata prior to the computer age.
▪ Understand the history and development of standards for ecommerce.
▪ Be able to discuss the evolution of publishing industry standards in the context of larger ecommerce standards and the rise of online bookselling.
▪ Demonstrate knowledge of major publishing industry standards and standards organizations.
▪ Outline the roles of major publishing industry players.
▪ Discuss the flow of metadata from publisher to consumer.
▪ Explore the changing nature of industry players and metadata flow resulting from the explosion of digital content.
Who Should Take This Course:
▪ Publishing Industry Professionals
▪ Management, Marketing, Editorial, Database
▪ Self-Publishing Authors
▪ Anyone with interest in the history of books and book description
▪ This is an introductory, conceptual course and does not require technical expertise.