A Conversation with Co-Chairs of the NISO Ebook Metadata Working Group

In late 2018, E-Book Metadata Working Group co-chairs Ravit David of Scholars Portal (Ontario Council of University Libraries) and Alistair Morrison of Johns Hopkins University joined Nettie Lagace, NISO's own Associate Director of Programs to discuss the activities and the progress of the working group, which consists of various stakeholders in the e-book landscape. 

This NISO Working Group is studying and collecting the minimal metadata requirements necessary to describe e-books in order to support sales, discovery, delivery, deaccessioning, and preservation, and identify the most effective and efficient way for metadata to be moved through the entire supply chain. This project will help the creators and managers of bibliographic records to cooperate to minimize duplication of work and ensure overall quality of metadata.