Where you create a work that is derived in particular ways from one or more other works, indicate this in your metadata because it is a great aid to discoverability. When you do so, the system automatically populates metadata in the new work, and includes in ONIX the fact that the works are connected.

Throughout this article, the new work is referred to as the Derived work, and the work from which it is derived as the Original works.

Find the Derived work

  • Go to Work > Metadata.

  • Scroll down the page to Publications > Derivation.

  • In the Original works field, type the start of a title to get a list of the original works.

  • Choose the original works.

  • Click Save

If you missed any works out, repeat to add them. The order doesn’t matter at the moment: you define that next.

2. Set the derivation type

Assign a derivation type to the original works.

The most common forms of derivation are Compilation, which indicates that you are combining multiple original works into a new work, or Revised, typically used for a new edition.

3. Optionally, order the original works

Edit the Nominal order value to specify which order the original works will be presented in the new work.

Click Save, and the page will refresh with the original works reordered to your specification.

4. Incorporate the original contributors

Press Click to include in this work to incorporate the original works’ contributors into the derived work.

Scroll down to see the complete contributor list. You may see a repeated name, but that is probably a person who has multiple contributor roles (e.g. editor and author). This is correct.

5. Set the authorship statement

If the complete list of contributors is going to be too long for online display, set the Online authorship description to something suitable. Click Save.