NEW YORK, May 8 2019 – Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences is once again breaking new ground in training for the publishing industry with its first-time course offering, Metadata for Books. The course, part of the Masters in Publishing program, recognizes the key role that metadata plays in the success of book publishers in an increasingly online industry. While other publishing programs cover the topic within book marketing courses, Metadata for Books is the first course offered solely on the topic.

“Book publishers are learning that they cannot succeed in marketing their books online without a deep expertise in metadata,” says Manuela Soares, Director of the MS in Publishing Program. “We’re proud to lead the industry in making this subject front and center in our 35-year old program.”

The course instructor is Thad McIlroy, principal at the Future of Publishing and at Publishing Technology Partners, and co-author of the industry-standard The Metadata Handbook. The course begins May 28, 2019 and runs for six weeks.

About the Pace University MS in Publishing Program:  For 35 years the Pace University MS in Publishing program has provided students with comprehensive hands-on training in every aspect of book and magazine publishing and digital media: content creation and editing, marketing strategies, book and magazine production, financial applications, and all aspects of digital publishing. The curriculum reflects the most current industry trends, where students can explore publishing in a variety of formats, including print, e-books, apps, mobile platforms, and developing and writing for blogs and websites.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences:  Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-law), as well as many courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements.  The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

About Pace University:  Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.