Achieving work efficiency and a high degree of visibility with optimum reach in the trade and end-customer business are the results of a well-designed and collectively organised data management, IT processes and marketing strategy.
Which measures promote automated, standards-compliant metadata supply and a data-driven marketing model for optimal data maintenance?
At NEWBOOKS Solutions our aim is to help publishers in all aspects of the metadata management: on the data enrichment side through our classification service, keyword indexing and VLB (the German Books in Print) Gold Status care; while on the software side through automated metadata distribution from VLB as well as monitoring key book trade platforms – also based on title records centrally maintained in the VLB online database.
Metadata Services mean:
Professional metadata strengthens not only the visibility and the reach of your title data. Beyond that, it also serves as the basis for a data-driven marketing model, for instance through our profile services New Title Alerts and sophisticated Web & Apps Services.
No matter how good a book actually is, it sells only if it is being found. This can be made possible with high quality and in-depth metadata. Thus, the quality, completeness and timeliness of your metadata determine whether your book title can be found at all and who finds it. Perhaps then metadata is the most vital instrument for publishers to win and steer their readers' attention. The same metadata should also be usable for various other applications, resulting in cost-efficiency.
An equally important marketing challenge is to strategically abstract and select keywords/metadata tags in your book metadata to achieve better results in the discoverability of your book. Our professional team of experts can help you in this respect so that your book will be found precisely for the subject areas and current topics you want it to be.
|Description of Service||Price per Title||Duration|
|Subject Classification (THEMA, BIC, BISAC)||2,50 €||One-off (or yearly flatrate according to the estimated amount of new titles per year)|
|Keyword Indexing (Subject-specific metadata tagging)||3,50 €||One-off (or yearly flatrate according to the estimated amount of new titles per year)|
Before we started using NEWBOOKS' Book Trade Monitoring, it was almost impossible to get an overview of the international distribution due to our extensive number of publications.
Henning Schönenberger, Springer Nature
Having our metadata enriched with keywords by NEWBOOKS Solutions further refines and standardizes the extent to which our titles are indexed and hence significantly increases the discoverability of our titles.
J.B. Metzler/Springer Nature
Whether metadata for print media or for eBooks, administering and distributing bibliographic metadata can be a complex task. You can simplify and automate this process with our web-based Metadata Management and Distribution System. NEWBOOKS’ system features ergonomic maintenance of metadata and a modular approach offering choice and flexibility with the most comprehensive modules to best fit your needs.
Bibliographic metadata and additional texts are stored centrally and delivered to all metadata recipients worldwide automatically, accurately and on time in the recipients’ preferred formats and classifications. All standard formats and proprietary formats, as well as all standard classifications and proprietary classifications, are generated on the fly:
Quality and comprehensive bibliographic information that is up-to-date is crucial to make titles discoverable. Better metadata could transform initial discovery into interest and further into a sale. The same metadata should also be usable for various other applications, resulting in cost-efficiency.
This is how we treat bibliographic metadata and the emphasis of our Title Listing service. This basic offering that also serves as the basis for numerous extended services is the foundation of your book marketing. Started with editorial processing, the bibliographic metadata of your publication program will be processed by our proficient editorial team, enriched and assigned to the accurate subject headings according to our standard classification scheme that has over 2,200 subject sub-categories and is compatible to thema, BIC, LCC and DDC. Your enriched title data will also be simultaneously added into our profile services, such as Approval Plans, Newsletters, Proposal Lists, Catalogue Raw Data Exports and Web Services. Hence, institutional customers of our partner booksellers will be fully informed of your new and backlist titles.
Increase your efficiencies by administering your bibliographic metadata supply in ONIX or any other desired format – through one clearing center and automatic export facility for all metadata recipients.
The regular sending of bibliographic data require considerable investment in terms of both time and efforts for publishers due to the large number of data formats. NEWBOOKS' Metadata Management automates the bibliographic metadata supply timely and accurately to all the major players in the book trade and other metadata recipients worldwide. Our system both simplifies and speeds up work processes. An efficient system is thus guaranteed providing substantial benefits for publishers.
Once export profiles have been defined for metadata recipients via the online interface ‘Metadata Management,’ all these exports will run automatically. New and forthcoming titles, as well as incremental updates, are sent to wholesalers and online booksellers on a regular basis. All the relatively complicated tasks in title listing can effortlessly be performed using only a single system.
Bibliographic metadata are transmitted via FTP or e-mail in your desired standard format including ONIX, Excel, and also in non-standard formats to all your metadata recipients:
We also cater for any specific requirements of your metadata recipients by simply utilizing a subject selection from your complete directory. By setting up a subject-specific export you will be able to deliver only titles related to ‘Moral Philosophy’ for instance.
In order to provide data to Apple, Amazon & Co. standard classification schemes such as BIC and BISAC can be included along with the export. Please refer to the Bibliographic Classification page.
After supplying your bibliographic data our Metadata Monitoring service automatically checks for you how accurate your bibliographic data are being displayed at major sales platforms.
Our Metadata Monitoring service allows you to maintain an overview of the display of your bibliographic information on major sales platforms such as amazon.com and automatically verifies its accuracy and quality for you. If any discrepancies are found, our system will also resend all the necessary incremental updates automatically to your metadata recipients.
NEWBOOKS customers are prepared for the introduction of thema. Why? The new global classification scheme represents a subset of our finely structured classification scheme and thus mapping can simply be performed without extra effort.
In addition to THEMA and BIC codes customers can retrieve keywords from our database. The keywords are assigned to be in line with the new Subject Code Classification thema. This allows users to get access to such keywords that are in clear reference to the new and much more versatile cross-border trading system.
At single title level, this condition allows publishers to conveniently refer to both the thema & BIC classifications and the relevant keywords, enabling structured searches not only by subject area but also according to topics that in ideal case match the user searches 1:1.
Please get in contact to retrieve thema & BIC Codes from our database.
Designed to achieve accurate textual indexing of title data and significantly better search results, the keywords assigned are in line with the new International Subject Code Classification thema and BIC. This allows Booksellers to get access to such keywords that are in clear reference to the new and much more versatile cross-border trading system. At the single title level, booksellers can conveniently refer to both the thema/BIC subject areas and the relevant keywords according to topics.
We develop a list of possible keywords for each of over 2,200 subject sub-categories of the NEWBOOKS subject category tree. Each member of our editorial team maintains this list continuously on a daily basis and if necessary expands it to include new entries, such as when necessitated by new scientific trends. All keywords are retained both in German and in English.
This comprehensive list serves as the basis for our automatic keywording system. An algorithm, which is specially programmed for this purpose, assigns new keywords to each newly recorded title in our database by searching for bibliographic data, such as title and subtitle as well as additional texts of the title. Other metadata such as tables of contents and forewords in PDF format are also taken into account. To ensure the maximum relevance of the assigned keywords, the system will weight them according to number and place of occurrence.
Publishers: Give your editorial office clear guidelines for allocating the available keywords to organize your publication program even better.
Bookshop: Keywords with high relevance can facilitate your objective of meeting customer needs even more precisely. Customers from highly specialized areas of interest will particularly appreciate your improved service.
Libraries: By using our keywording service, librarians will no longer need to carry out the time-consuming evaluation of additional texts for subject indexing.