ONIX is a family of electronic messaging standards for the communication of book industry product information, that share common elements. ONIX is both a data dictionary of the elements which go to make up a product record and a standard means by which product data can be transmitted electronically by publishers to data aggregators, wholesalers, booksellers and anyone else involved in the sale of their publications Whilst this group of standards is expanding, some applications have already gained broad acceptance:

ONIX for Books

The ONIX for Books Product Information Message is the international standard for representing and communicating book industry product information in electronic form. For further information, please go to:

ONIX for Serials

ONIX for Serials is a family of XML formats for communicating information about serial products and subscription information, using the design principles and many of the elements defined in ONIX for Books. For further information, please go to:

ONIX for Licensing Terms

As the number of the digital resources in library collections grows, libraries have increasing difficulty complying with the widely differing licence terms applied to resources by their creators and publishers. The ability to express these terms in a standard XML format, link them to digital resources and communicate them to users has become a pressing need with benefits to both publishers and libraries.

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ONIX is one of a number of standards being developed and administered by EDItEUR. It is the international group coordinating development of the standards infrastructure for electronic commerce in the book and serials industries.

IPA is an active member of Editeur. For further information, please go to:

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