November 29, 2015

Recently Updated: “Best Practices for Product Metadata: Guide for North American Data Senders and Receivers”

Here’s a new edition of reference resource that might be of interest to those of you in the publishing world. 

Additionally, librarians who want to learn more about how this type of metadata looks and flows will also find it useful. 

Links to the full text guide (free) are below.  BookNet Canada also has made an introductory blog post available.


Best Practices for Product Metadata: Guide for North American Data Senders and Receivers


BISG (Book Industry Study Group) and BookNet Canada

Publication Date

September 16, 2013


  • Covers both US and Canadian markets
  • Updated to reflect the changing requirements of publishers and booksellers
  • New focus on the current state of digital work flows
  • Combines best practices for both senders and receivers

Direct to Full Text (193 pages; PDF)

via BISG ||| via BookNet Canada

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