About BookMetaHub Data Formats

About BookMetaHub Data Formats

How-To Upload, Enhance, and Export your Book Metadata:

BookMetaHub’s new interface allows publishers to enhance their metadata to make it compliant to digital environment requirements and to enrich and standardize it, to increase interoperability for easy sharing and re-use for other platforms.

Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Import Formats

The new BookMetaHub is able to ingest a variety of formats, which you can upload via the My BookMetaHub →Dashboard.

Step 2: Manual Record Creation or Enhancement via the User Interface

Publishers can then enhance and enrich the metadata via a →User Interface to make the records fit for indexing in a digital research environment. The publishers who have no metadata ready can input information directly via the User Interface.

Step 3: Export Formats

Designated output is primarily PubMed compatible BITS XMLs and Crossref XMLs, and, coming soon, ONIX 3.0 as the current ONIX standard. We will also add a MARC XML implementation later this year to be able to still service the librarians and libraries, as MARC records sometimes are rather slim and could benefit from additional or translated abstracts, keywords, and the like to provide more context information to the publication.


The overall objective is to make use of a variety of formats and enhance them so that they can be reused for digital indexing, to help solidify and standardize relevant metadata elements–in short, to upgrade records for usage in an e-environment.