Chris Saynor

Standards Editor, EDItEUR

Chris is responsible for EDItEUR’s book publishing standards including ONIX, Thema, and EDItX. He joined the organization in late 2016. For the previous eight years, he worked for GiantChair Inc. in Paris as a metadata specialist and project manager, and has been responsible for implementation of the Onixsuite application in many publishing organizations. He is widely known for his work with French industry liaison body CLIL and with BISG committees. Prior to that, he has a 20-year background in bookselling with Waterstones and WHSmith.

Chris' Sessions

Join us at the BookNet offices in downtown Toronto for a full day of ONIX training with Chris Saynor, Standards Editor at EDItEUR, the international organization that coordinates development of the ONIX for Books standard. A basic understanding of ONIX for Books is recommended to get the full benefit of this participatory seminar. Topics covered […]

Inclusivity, Diversity, and Harmonizing the Metadata Supply Chain: Standards at EDItEUR

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EDItEUR’s Chris Saynor will share how Thema, the subject category scheme for the global book trade, can be used to help identify and improve the discoverability of titles suitable for a more diverse and inclusive audience. He will also touch on EDItX reports and transactional standards that are being updated for the digital age and […]