Credo Reference will need metadata and data from you to publish your books in Credo's Core Collection platform. This document provides guidelines on what Credo will need. If the work is a group of images, videos, or audio which we are publishing independent of “book” format – see our Credo Metadata and Data Standards: For Multimedia Collections page.
We need contact details for the person in your organization who will provide metadata/data.
Credo requests that you provide metadata for each book. Please provide metadata either in spreadsheet or ONIX form. See here for a metadata template spreadsheet.
If you cannot provide DocBook 5, we prefer XML. Please include the complete book, including prefaces, tables of contents and appendices. If you send XML, please send the DTD or schema. If you also have ePub or PDF, please send that as well; we use it for QA and Support.
If you do not have XML available, we may be able to accept ePub, PDF, Quark, print or other data formats. Please provide all documentation about the data.
Please provide a jacket image for each title. Credo uses a PNG with 166-pixel-width.
Credo can accept and use images, audio and animations/videos.
When images are provided separately (for XML data, for example), they should be consistent with the RGB color standard. Images with any photographic content should be delivered as .jpg with no larger than a 600-pixel width and compressed to 60%. Graphic images should be delivered as .gif.
Unless the media is embedded within the text in the delivered data, calls to media should contain the media file name. For example, a call to a video file with the name might look like this: video_1.webm
<mediaobject><videobject><videodata filref=”video_1.webm” format=”webm”/></videoobject><caption>This is the caption text.</caption></mediaobject>
Please deliver 2 versions of each video: a WEBM and an M4V as defined below and a VTT file. All should use the same base file name with the only difference in file names being the extension (.webm / .m4v / .vtt). To comply with accessibility standards, we also require an accompanying WebVTT file which contains the captions. For more details on this format, please consult the W3C website on the standard. Accompanying text should call one video. If you’re delivering XML along with videos, the XML should look something like this:
<mediaobject><imageobject><imagedata fileref=”aabb.m4v”/></imageobject></mediaobject> And the file names should be:aabb.webm, aabb.m4v, aabb.vtt