Task Forces/Metadata/Renee Register Interview
"Getting people to use the same model and metadata is the big issue. Everybody—Amazon, Books In Print, B&N, Baker & Taylor, etc. etc.—all use proprietary models. There are huge proprietary databases. There is tremendous duplication of effort."
"Publishers feel as if they don't have control of the data."
"There's a big need for metadata remediation, cleanup."
"It looks different on Ingram, Amazon, B&N, B&T, etc.—it's all over the place."
She "would love to see a central repository."
"Inputting ONIX is too difficult—there are no good tools or mechanisms to create ONIX."