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NetRead Announces ONIX 3.0 Implementation

(Seattle, WA - Jan 10, 2010) - NetRead Software and Services, LLC, a solutions-provider to the book industry, announced the release of its ONIX 3.0 upgrade. Its signature software application, JacketCaster, now supports the distribution of the latest version of ONIX. Significant changes in this version include the section on Sets/Series, and the block addressing digital works.

"We're very impressed by the international effort around this upgrade," said Greg Aden, CEO of NetRead. "We're happy to implement the work of our colleagues in the Book Industry Study Group, BIC, Booknet, and other member organizations, and begin providing this output for our publishing clients."

ONIX was initially launched in January of 2000 with the goal of creating a single data standard, and providing a readily-accepted XML format that would gain international recognition. With the impending growth of online sales, the industry recognized the importance of well-formed and easily-disseminated title information. Replicating the experience of the physical bookstore in an online environment became a common goal.

"JacketCaster continues to support every data format in our industry, whether it's a flat-file format or any past version of ONIX. We're entirely flexible, but remain architected around the ONIX standard," commented Aden. "We're quite excited by the expanded approach to digital works in ONIX 3.0."

ONIX is an XML-based metadata standard for the book industry. It is supported by many organizations worldwide, and is guided in the United States by the Book Industry Study Group's Metadata Committee. NetRead's JacketCaster was the first commercial ONIX-conversion application, launched in May of 2000.

More information:

Greg Aden
NetRead
graden@netread.com
http://www.netread.com
About NetRead:

NetRead is a leader in innovative book-marketing tools. NetRead's JacketCaster defines the Long Tail in publishing, saves publishers time, and increases online book sales. Privately-held, NetRead is based in Pioneer Square, a rain shadow of history in downtown Seattle.

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