Title detail page

The Title Detail page gives users more in-depth information about each title. Visitors to a Title Detail page will see different things depending on their user type and access level.

Publishers who want to know how their data gets from an ONIX file to a CataList page can refer to the ONIX for BNC CataList documentation.

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Data viewing permissions

Guest users (not logged in)

Any visitor to the CataList site will see:

  • basic bibliographic metadata, such as title, contributor, publication date, format, price, publisher and imprint;

  • standard information, such as cover image, description, contributor biography, subject, audience, and embedded video;

  • related products, including other formats of the title and backlist titles that are also available; and

  • the ability to export PDFs or email a link to the page.

Signed-in users

Signed-in users can see additional metadata elements, such as marketing data and interior images.

Any registered CataList user has the ability to record private and shared notes for a title in the My Notes section. This is a great tool and is the online equivalent of marking up print catalogues.

BNC SalesData users

Logged-in users who also have access to BNC SalesData can see sales information for comparable titles. Clicking on the View SalesData button will pull a BNC SalesData report for the first 13 weeks of sale for any comparable titles the publisher has listed, as well as the data for the main item itself. When viewing the report, clicking on the ISBN will bring you to BNC SalesData where you can see the Title/ISBN report with complete details for that title.

Publishers and sales reps

Catalogue Editors or Account Managers also have additional permission to edit titles. These user types will see an "Edit this record" button below the contributor name. Click the button to go to the Edit Title page.

Retailers and libraries

Retail staff and librarians also see additional information about titles such as Key Selling Points, comparable titles, stock availability and library pricing when available. They are also able to see suggested orders (if any) and enter order quantities using the Orders box on the Title Detail page. Retailers and librarians may also request reading copies from NetGalley or directly from publishers, where publishers have enabled the ARC Request function.

Page Data sources

Most of the data that displays on the Title Detail page is provided by publishers and distributors to BIblioShare, in ONIX format. Publishers who want to know how their data gets from an ONIX file to a CataList page should read the ONIX for BNC CataList documentation.

Publishers can also manually add some pieces of data using the CataList title editing tools, and supplemental data like samples, excerpts and interior images.

Stock availability

On the Title Detail page, you can also see stock availability details. If distributors supply their price & availability position files to BiblioShare, CataList will now display that information on the Title Detail page. For more information on supplying position files to BIblioShare, contact the team at biblioshare@booknetcanada.ca.

When available, this information is included in the new Stock Availability section, which is by default collapsed. Expand the section to see the following information for the title:

  • Distributor Name

  • On Hand

  • Stock Quantity

  • Discount Code

  • Price

  • Last Updated

Stock availability details are visible to Publisher, Retailer, Library, Sales Agent, and Wholesaler accounts. This feature does not display on titles that have a publication date of more than 60 days in the future.