Create a Catalogue in under Five Minutes

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In this short, focussed presentation we show one example of how you can put your ONIX data to work, by creating a full catalogue in under five minutes. We show the full process: the data being exported from the bibliographic database; the raw data being transformed (either using an external XSLT processor or natively within InDesign); the data flowing into the InDesign template. All in all the process takes under two minutes; allowing for a narrative it will fit a ten minute window. There’s a short video here which is along the lines of what we’d present, although we’d include more titles to generate a more impressive multi-page catalogue.

Emma Barnes

Onix Central

Emma Barnes is co-founder of publishing software house Onix Central and UK indie publisher Snowbooks, which has won a number of awards including Small Publisher of the Year, Independent Trade Publisher of the Year and the Innovation of the Year for creating XML/XSL workflows. She has been shortlisted for the UK Young Publisher of the Year, the Everywoman award, is one of the Courvoisier Future 500, one of Management Today’s 35 under 35 and was invited to meet the Queen. She is a passionate advocate of automation and efficient workflows in publishing and has served on the UK’s IPG board as well as speaking at events ranging from StartWithXML to The Bookseller’s Digital Seminar.

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