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ONIX: Essentials online training course
Graham Bell | March 9 & 11, 1-5 p.m. ET | $100
In this two-part course, Graham Bell introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata. This course gives you all the vital information to understand the basics of ONIX and how it’s used in the book industry. It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable but authoritative way.
Thema: Essentials online training course
Chris Saynor | March 18, 1-5 p.m. ET | $100
This course introduces Thema, the international, multi-lingual subject category scheme, its origin and benefits, and demonstrates how it should be used across the global book supply chain. Attendees will learn the principles behind Thema and its use, and how to go about adopting it within their organization.
ONIX: Advanced Topics online training course
Graham Bell | March 23 & 26, 1-5 p.m. ET | $100
This two-afternoon modular course introduces several more advanced aspects of the ONIX standard and associated metadata. It builds upon the knowledge of ONIX gained through the Essentials training course, and covers more advanced features of book metadata, identifiers, and ONIX for Books, including its use with ebooks and the latest features of ONIX 3.0. Exact course content is varied according to the interests of the attendees.
New from BookNet Canada: Loan Stars
April 12, 1 p.m. ET | Free
Join us as we examine the trends and titles that drive the Loan Stars discoverability program for the library sector. We’ll explore 2020’s lists and the not-to-be-missed CataList features that will help libraries uncover new forthcoming titles.
New from BookNet Canada: BNC CataList
April 12, 2 p.m. ET | Free
2020/2021 was a busy year for BNC CataList as we supported an industry forced to make the shift to a remote selling and buying process. Learn how recent CataList updates can help you find the books you need faster (and with laser-focused precision) and allow you to organize your catalogues more easily than ever before. Find out how to get the most out of our recent improvements in this short session and get a sneak peek at our upcoming plans.
New from BookNet Canada: BNC BiblioShare
April 13, 1 p.m. ET | Free
It’s no secret that BNC BiblioShare was in overdrive in 2020/2021, spreading quality-controlled bibliographic data far and wide and supporting more initiatives than ever before. What’s next? A total rebuild and more features than ever before. Join us for a whirlwind recap of BiblioShare’s 2020!
#standardsgoals for 2021: Standards & certification roundup
April 13, 2 p.m. ET | Free
Bibliographic standards are always changing to keep up with the ever-evolving realities of the book industry and it’s in the best interest of your business to keep up, too. In this session, you’ll discover what’s new, what’s important, and what’s coming up in the standards community.
New from BookNet Canada for Publishers & Retailers: BNC SalesData
April 14, 1 p.m. ET | Free
SalesData worked overtime in 2020/2021, delivering insights and analytics to aid in navigating an unprecedented year. Get up-to-speed with our latest updates and learn what’s to come in the year ahead.
New from BookNet Canada: BNC LibraryData
April 14, 2 p.m. ET | Free
LibraryData worked overtime in 2020/2021, delivering insights and analytics to aid in navigating an unprecedented year. Get up-to-speed with our latest updates and learn what’s to come in the year ahead.
Book industry state of the nation 2021
Noah Genner | April 15, 1 p.m. ET | Free
Featuring the latest statistics on Canadian book buying, reading, and consumer habits, BookNet Canada CEO, Noah Genner, will answer all the questions you didn’t know you had in this chart-friendly presentation.