Metadata for Books—Better Living Through Blogging

November 2, 2015

There are not many people who blog about metadata. There are fewer still who blog about metadata for books. (more…)

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The ROI on Metadata for Books

January 15, 2013

I’ve been working with Michael McGill, a smart student from Pace University’s Masters of Publishing program. Mike has been spending a lot of time researching and documenting a truly tough challenge: the ROI from developing and maintaining metadata for books. Mike is presenting his report to attendees at the 2013 Digital Book World Conference in New York this week and authorized me to preview his work in this blog.

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SEO and Metadata

July 11, 2012

I understand why people would believe that SEO and metadata are joined at the hip. Metadata is all about making it easy to find (or “discover”) a book. SEO – search engine optimization – is the science of making a web page more findable with a search engine. Good metadata, it’s argued, should be designed with SEO in mind. (more…)

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