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Essential e-book metadata for everyone

Lagace, Nettie; Booth, Emma; La Spada, Concetta; Rasmussen Pennington, Diane


Nettie Lagace

Emma Booth

Concetta La Spada


High quality and accurate bibliographic metadata is an essential part of the supply chain for books and e-books as it enables titles to be easily and reliably identified, selected, and accessed. Yet libraries and content providers have worked for years to find common ground across stakeholder groups regarding metadata requirements.This breakout session will describe two new efforts to reach consensus: Metadata Profiles from the NAG Quality of Shelf Ready Metadata Project, and the NISO Recommended Practice on, E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements.Both projects demonstrate the importance of developing a shared understanding between publishers, vendors and libraries regarding the creation and sharing of quality metadata so that it has value throughout the supply chain.


Lagace, N., Booth, E., La Spada, C., & Rasmussen Pennington, D. (2022, May). Essential e-book metadata for everyone. Paper presented at UKSG 2022, Telford

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name UKSG 2022
Conference Location Telford
Start Date May 30, 2022
End Date Jun 1, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2023
Keywords e-book metadata
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