<book-meta> Book Metadata (Whole Book)

Within a <book>, such as a monograph, encyclopedia, or reference volume, etc., the <book-meta> contains the whole-book-level metadata elements such as book title, book identifier such as DOI, series name, edition, ISBN, etc. This element is a direct parallel to the <front> element in JATS.


Everything is optional in this model, in parallel with the design of the JATS Archiving Tag Set, so that even a book identifier and a book title are optional.
Related Elements
Back Matter — Books and book parts do not use the same element for their back matter. Books may contain a <book-back> element, which may contain <book-part> elements. In contrast, book parts may contain a <back> element, similar to that of journal articles, and this <back> cannot contain <book-part> elements.
Parts of a Book — A BITS <book> may be divided into several metadata components:
  1. the <processing-meta> (metadata concerning the XML file rather than the work); and
  2. the <collection-meta> (metadata concerning collections in which this book is a component); and
  3. the <book-meta> (the bibliographic information about the entire book);
and several narrative text components:
  1. the <front-matter> (the narrative front matter of a book or book part such as a Preface);
  2. the <book-body> (the textual and graphical content of the book); and
  3. any <book-back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  book-meta    %book-meta-model;                            >
Expanded Content Model

(book-id*, (content-version | content-version-alternatives)?, subj-group*, book-title-group?, (contrib-group | aff | aff-alternatives | x)*, author-notes?, content-language*, ((pub-date)* | pub-date-not-available?), book-volume-number?, book-volume-id*, issn*, issn-l?, isbn*, publisher*, edition*, supplementary-material*, pub-history*, permissions?, (self-uri)*, (related-article | related-object)*, (abstract)*, trans-abstract*, (kwd-group)*, funding-group*, support-group*, conference*, counts?, custom-meta-group*, (notes)*)

Tagged Sample

Metadata for the entire book

<book dtd-version="2.1">  
  <book-id book-id-type="publisher">handbook-648</book-id>
   <book-title>The NCBI Handbook</book-title>
   <contrib contrib-type="editor">
    <xref ref-type="aff" rid="bid.m.1"/>
   <contrib contrib-type="editor">
    <xref ref-type="aff" rid="bid.m.1"/>
  <aff id="bid.m.1">
   <institution>National Center for Biotechnology Information
   (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of 
   Health</institution>, <addr-line>Bethesda, MD 20892-6510</addr-line>
  <pub-date iso-8601-date="2002-11">
   <publisher-name>National Center for Biotechnology Information
    (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of 
   <publisher-loc>Bethesda, MD</publisher-loc>
   <book-fig-count count="98"/>
   <book-table-count count="40"/>
   <book-equation-count count="0"/>
   <book-ref-count count="115"/>
   <book-page-count count="532"/>
   <book-word-count count="149852"/>
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