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BISG Policy Statements address and advise on critical industry issues. Each is drafted under the direction of BISG's Board of Directors.

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POL-001: Product Identification

Outlines BISG's stance in regard to 2005 Sunrise, the transition to the 13-digit ISBN and the use of the GTIN.

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Published September 18, 2003

 

POL-002: Radio Frequency Identification

 

Outlines BISG's stance on privacy norms that are intended to include both RFID and all current practices to ensure safe and secure data transfer, such as in the use of electronic transactions.

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Published September 23, 2004

 

POL-003: EDI Migration to ISBN-13

 

Outlines BISG's stance on adopting the changes to the ISBN in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

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Published September 24, 2004

 

POL-0701: Elimination of Dual IDs on Books & Related Products

 

Outlines BISG's stance on the elimination of dual identifiers -- two or more identifiers for a product and two or more bar codes on the physical product.

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Published March 15, 2007

 

POL-1101: Best Practices for Identifying Digital Products

 

Outlines BISG's stance on best practices for identifying digital products.

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Published December 7, 2011 | Updated February 25, 2013

 

POL-1201: Endorsement of EPUB 3

 

Outlines BISG's endorsment of EPUB 3 as the format of choice when representing, packaging, and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content.

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Published August 6, 2012

 

 

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