Towards the convergence of bibliographic formats? ONIX, application XML from the publishing world

With the development of web standards (HTTP, XML), bibliographic formats are in a state of great upheaval at the present time. The publishing world with ONIX offers an XML type format which allows the exchange of automated data relating to publishing production, privileging promotion and sales. ONIX might be the opportunity to establish between librarians and publishers a common exchange tool for automated data; containing both the traditional bibliographic data and the more recent contributions available through the Internet such as images, sound, texts, etc.