Here is an example of an advance information PDF generated using the IOP template. This help page is only relevant to users at IOP as this is a proprietary design.
This article describes where Consonance gets the data from to generate this PDF.
The logo at the top left comes from settings. Go to Settings > Configuration > Advance information sheet templates ⤴.
Click the Edit link to get to the edit page. You see the logo on the edit page.
Click Choose file to choose a different logo.
Advance Book Information are hard coded.
Comes from Metadata > Publication > Identifiers.
e.g. January 2008
Comes from Metadata > Publication > Dates. The format, which is presented without the day number, is hard-coded.
e.g. Paperback: 180 x 100 x 23 mm, 576 pages
Paperback here comes from Metadata > Format > Form and uses your in-house edition description.
The dimensions come from a combination of Metadata > Format > Measurements and Metadata > Format > Extents. The x, the spacing, and the word ‘pages’ are all hard coded.
e.g. Price: £22.95/ $45.00
Comes from Metadata > Pricing. Takes the consumer price in GBP and USD. Spacing hard-coded.
The title is constructed as follows.
- The work title, plus
- The edition, if there is one, in square brackets, preceded by the hard coded ‘Ed.’, plus
- The year of annual, if there is one, in square brackets, preceded by the hard coded ‘Year’
In the following sections the headings only appear if there is some content. The size and format and words of each heading is hard coded.
The ‘external text’ version of the most recent marketing text flagged as type ‘short_description’
The ‘external text’ version of the most recent marketing text flagged as type ‘long description’
The ‘external text’ version of the most recent marketing text flagged as type ‘Key selling points’. Bullets are added to each point.
Table of contents
The ‘external text’ version of the most recent marketing text flagged as type ‘Table of contents’.
From Metadata > Marketing > Comparison Products Notes
From Metadata > Marketing > Similar products.
- Product title
- ISBN: Product ISBN with dashes
- Pub date: Product pub date formatted dd mmm yyyy
- Price: Product default price symbol and amount.
The author and role line is constructed as follows.
- If there is a product level online authorship description then the author and role line will use this text.
- Otherwise, if there is an online authorship description at work level, this will be used.
- Otherwise, Consonance will generate a line of authors or editors grouped by their role with an abbreviation of the authorship of their professional affiliation.
Year of annual
From Metadata > Publication > Editions > Work Year of Annual
From Metadata > Subjects > Audience description
From Metadata > Publication > Series. Uses the first entry.
From Metadata > Publication > In association with
If there is an entry in the Published in association with area, this section appears and the list is printed preceded by
Published jointly by.
The footer area gets its data from the product imprint’s contact lines. The logo and publisher name are hard coded.