How Meta is your Data
How Meta is Your Data?
Data leaves our networks every day, whether as ONIX feeds to resellers, RSS feeds on our websites and blogs, or simply spreadsheets sent to resellers. This data is formatted in multiple ways, and often we must have a human being involved to spot-check, validate, or fix errors. This focus session is an opportunity to discuss how we get our data to other entities: ONIX. RSS. XML. Metadata. Databases versus spreadsheets. Are there ways to simplify and improve data flow with an eye for what is going out the door? What are favorite software tools, and the levels of staff expertise necessary to use them? What works for you? What doesn't? What strategies can you share?
Moderator: Robert Oeste, Johns Hopkins University Press
Panelists: Christopher Cosner, Systems Manager, Stanford University Press; Chuck Creesy, Director of Publishing Technologies, Princeton University Press; Stephanie Halpern, Key Accounts Director, R. R. Bowker
Who should attend: marketing, production, and IT personnel
Technical level: intermediate and advanced
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