Task Forces/Metadata/Renee Register Interview

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RENEE REGISTER, Consultant and co-author, The Metadata Handbook [Bill]

"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."