Purpose of the Course
ONIX for Books, the global book trade’s product information standard, is an application of XML, the global standard for representing documents and data in digital form. Delegates of this course (which is provided as an online course in two half-day sessions) will gain a basic technical understanding of the various aspects of XML that are fundamental to an understanding of ONIX.
Benefits of Attending
Delegates will be introduced to the ONIX XML schemas and associated technical documentation, and will be guided as to how to extend their knowledge of both XML and ONIX.
To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 10.
This course is aimed at those responsible for developing, implementing or operating systems: for producing or consuming ONIX for Books product data; or for data quality control. It is suited to staff with a general knowledge of data processing who need to handle ONIX data directly in their work. Some prior knowledge of XML would be an advantage but is not essential.
Although the content of this course can be tailored to a certain degree to its attendees, the topics covered will include:
- XML basics
- XML DTDs and schemas
- XML tools for creating, manipulating and validating ONIX data
- The organisation of an ONIX for Books message
- The ONIX for Books DTDs and schemas
- Creating ONIX records and messages from existing data sources
- Linking to media resources
- Communicating record updates
- ONIX and eBooks
Francis Cave, Consultant. (Read about BIC Trainers, here).
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Date & Frequency of this Course
This course is currently taking registers of interest. Please note that BIC will not schedule a date for this course until we have a full list of delegates. Once enough delegates have been identified, BIC will endeavour to run the course within 6-8 weeks.
Online / Virtual Training.
This is a full day course which will be delivered in 2 half-day sessions, 1:30pm-5:15pm (UK Time).
BIC Members £295 + VAT
Friends of BIC £345 + VAT
Non Members £400 + VAT
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