The metadata platform

Our international service Metabooks offers publishers and booksellers a comprehensive infrastructure for standardized, high quality metadata management. The system is based on the technology of VLB, the leading bibliographic database used in the German-speaking book industry.

With Metabooks/VLB you get a centralized platform for the automated exchange of product information such as bibliographic metadata, content details, target group recommendations, and more. With Metabooks, publishers have a powerful platform to market their titles and booksellers can get all the information they need to make the right buying decisions and grow sales.

Metabooks/VLB has been in operation since 1971. It was completely rebuilt and modernized in 2015, expanded to Brasil 2017 and Mexico 2019.

Further Services of MVB