May 23, 2022

Q&A Interview With Metadata Expert Laura Dawson: What is Good Metadata?

Metadata expert, industry veteran (including working at SirsiDynix), and Content Chief at Firebrand Technologies*, Laura Dawson sat down with Quill and Quire to discuss metadata ahead of her session at BookNet Canada today. You can read the complete Q&A interview here. The article looks at metadata from the publisher perspective. Providing good metadata from the […]

Findings: How Are Librarians Using NetGalley? & Are You Using This Free Service?

If you’re unaware of NetGalley, it’s MORE than worthy of your time and its also a resource you will probably want to share with colleagues. This FREE service allows “professional readers” to register and receive digital galley’s of upcoming releases direct from publishers, marketing materials, title metadata, links, and other useful info. Here’s a quick […]

"How Libraries Are Bypassing Big Publishers To Build Their E-Book Offerings"

A PaidContent article reports on Library Journal accepting “romance e-originals” e-books  for possible review using NetGalley. Romance is the, “fastest-growing segment of the e-book market, comprising over 20 percent of all e-book purchases.” Here’s how the company describe themselves: NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, […]