Print Page | Contact Us | Report Abuse | Sign In | Register
Coordinating Council
Share |


BISG's Coordinating Council is a forum comprised of the BISG committee chairs and BISG staff, convened to set and measure the activities of BISG's committees, while balancing them with BISG's wider efforts in standards and best practices, education, events, and research.

Composition of the BISG Coordinating Council

  • Coordinating Council Chair: Beat Barblan, Bowker
  • Committee chairs
  • Identification Chair, Phil Madans, Hachette Book Group
  • Supply Chain Chair, Shayna Webb-Dray, Kaplan Publishing
  • Metadata Chair, Richard Start, Barnes & Nobles
  • Rights Chair, Ashley Mabbitt, Wiley
  • Content Structure Chair, Bill Kasdorf, Apex Content Solutions
  • Subject Codes Chair, Connie Harbison, Baker & Taylor
  • The BISG staff

Role of the BISG Coordinating Council

  • Coordinate committee activities to maximize operating efficiency
  • Establish priorities for committees and validate resources, deliverables, and timelines
  • Establish measures of success 
  • Identify new initiatives and opportunities
  • Communicate committee work to the BISG Board of Directors, BISG membership, and the industry at large
  • Ensure strategic alignment of BISG committee work to BISG's other efforts in standards and best practices, education and events, and research

Method of decision making

  • Primary: consensus
  • Secondary: by majority vote

Criteria for prioritizing Committee activities

  • Business value to BISG membership
  • Business value to the publishing industry
  • Time to implement
  • Costs, both financial and opportunity
  • Impact



1412 Broadway, 21st Floor, Office 19
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 646-336-7141 |