The NISO Working Group on E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements in the Sale, Publication, Discovery, Delivery, and Preservation Supply Chain is inviting comments on its proposed Recommended Practice. Everyone involved in producing and using e-book metadata — publishers, retailers, libraries, service providers, and preservation agencies — is encouraged to share their feedback by August 2, 2020.
In a world where the format, transmission, and applications of e-book metadata are changing, and where metadata workflows and data exchange are becoming ever more automated, massive in scale, and networked, there is a crucial need for all stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of standards, practices, and purposes.
The Working Group’s recommendations touch on several areas of focus for e-book metadata — defining the minimal requirements for sales, discovery, delivery, deaccessioning, and preservation purposes; identifying the best way to transmit metadata through the supply chain; addressing the use of metadata records and transfer of information in describing updates to metadata records and record sets; developing rules for e-book metadata deduplication purposes; and sharing a variety of examples of recommended practice implementation.
The draft Recommended Practice is available at https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/ebmd.
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