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Metadata and Discovery - Quality is Key (Opening Keynote) - Joshua Tallent

This presentation was given by Joshua Tallent, Director of Sales and Education at Firebrand Technologies, and served as the opening keynote during the NISO Hot Topic Virtual Conference "Metadata and Discovery: Quality is Key," held in May 2023. In his talk, Tallent went through some of the challenges and steps needed to ensure that when it comes to data, good enough isn't good enough.
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NISO Virtual Conferences

These half-day events cover a range of important and timely topics in more depth than our monthly webinars. With expert speakers from across the information community, they include a mix of formats — keynotes, case studies, perspectives, and vision interviews. Recordings are shared immediately with registered participants, and made openly available after two years.
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Joshua Tallent

Director of Sales and Education, Firebrand Technologies

Joshua Tallent is the Director of Sales and Education at Firebrand Technologies (, where his focus is on helping publishers of all sizes learn about, and find solutions to, their workflow and metadata problems. Joshua’s background is deeply rooted in ebook development, metadata, and other publishing technologies, and he is an acclaimed teacher and guide on the role of data in publishing. He is the incoming Chair of the BISG Board of Directors and is the host of the BookSmarts Podcast (, which features practical discussions and interviews about publishing data and technologies. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys playing complex board games and fiddling with his home automation system.