June 13th, 2012
Trying to make a book truly discoverable can lead authors and publishers toward a world of pain. It’s not so much how do you find a needle in a haystack. It’s why would you even bother. “Findability” is the kinder, gentler problem. How do you find a needle in a haystack? As it happens, the haystack has…
June 8th, 2012
The early June weather in New York has been uncharacteristically temperate, setting the tone for an uneventful annual BEA Book Week, concluding this evening with a reading at the Barnes & Noble on East 86th Street.
June 2nd, 2012
In my first two posts in this series I looked at definitions for metadata and then at the differences between findability, discoverability and marketing. I’m going to focus here just on findability, the easy part of metadata.
May 31st, 2012
Most discussions about the value of metadata move quickly to proclaim that metadata is essential to discoverability. Discoverability is rarely defined: we’re left with the vague sense suggested by its root word “discover”.
May 29th, 2012
I hear you. “Metadata” has branding issues.