For the past week or so, the cataloging discussion lists conversations have focused on publishers metadata, ONIX, and how to crosswalk it with MARC and RDA. So, it was timely to find this post on the importance of metadata from the publisher's viewpoint.
Laura Dawson, publishing industry consultant, writes in Metadata! More Important Than Ever! about the expanding need for good, accurate metadata in the web environment and how the publishing industry has fallen short in the past.