How many authors is too many?

How big is your company’s contact database? How many authors has your company ever published? How do you fancy inputting each of them one-by-one into your chosen publishing system?

In academic publishing, a single book can have dozens of authors ...

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Better ONIX fragments

There’s a new way of seeing your previous ONIX in Bibliocloud. It’s called the ONIX fragments page and it looks like this.

Onix fragments  page

What are ONIX fragments?

ONIX fragments are pieces of XML which contain a single product’s data at one particular point in...

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New website

Never ones to rest on our laurels, here’s our new website. In my previous post (originally for our customers’ eyes only, but now public) I promised that, by way of thanks for their helpful feedback, we’d have a new documentation site up and running...

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2018 Customer survey report

This is a long post, so here’s the summary:

* We’re going to work on the things you have told us to work on in 2018

* Skip to the bottom for some exciting news!

Just before Christmas, we once again asked our customers for feedback about Bibliocloud...

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Advanced advance information!

If you are a Bibliocloud client, you have always been able to click a button to download your metadata directly from Bibliocloud into one beautiful PDF layout. You can do that for one, or a thousand, products in one go. It’s a hugely time-saving feature...

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Zed Books

Zed Books had a storming year in 2017. In this post, we explain how Bibliocloud played a part in their success. It’s a great case study and an inspiring example of a publisher really committing to a long-term vision and seeing it through. Here’s how...

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A hidden benefit

I’ve noticed an interesting side-effect to using Bibliocloud. If you use one of the features that presents data in a human-readable way, it completely alters your data-management-motivation levels.

Take websites. Over Christmas, I released the new...

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  17. Better ONIX fragments
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  37. ONIX

  38. A hidden benefit
  39. Thema Subject Codes Update November 2017
  40. ONIX. Not very standard
  41. Three ways to do more with ONIX
  42. A non-technical, beginners’ guide to ONIX for Books
  43. ONIX Changes
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  45. How to create a catalogue automatically using ONIX and InDesign
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  47. Embrace the code
  48. Mechanical sympathy
  49. Publishers can learn a few things from programmers
  50. A taste of code
  51. Strategy

  52. Rejuvenation
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  54. The right tool for the job
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