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Through its Rights Committee, BISG develops, maintains and advocates for industry-wide best practices designed to support the standardized electronic transmission of a defined set of rights information between trading partners, now and in the future. The committee is chaired by Tricia McCraney of Virtusales. 

Committee Goals

The Rights committee meets regularly to:

    • Identify the most important problems facing the publishing industry in rights

    • Identify areas of consensus where standards would be valuable.

    Why work on Rights?

    Accurately communicating rights information between parties can grow revenue, reduce transaction costs and avoid costly errors. Making rights information more accessible for both internal and external audiences also improves publishers' ability to financially benefit from their intellectual property. 

    What can you expect from our work?

    • Educate the supply chain in best practices in rights management

    • Conduct webinars, workshops and a rights summits to communication best practices

    • Research and articulate common themes among different players, offering success cases with common themes

    White Papers

    Publishing Rights: An Untapped Opportunity

    Publishing Rights: An Untapped Opportunity is a report based on a survey created and analyzed by BISG’s Rights Committee. A few of the committee's key findings are:

  • The importance of rights transactions is growing
  • Failure to collect rights revenue is an ongoing problem
  • More than half of those surveyed were “currently missing out on meaningful rights revenue”
  • Paper-based workflows and reporting remain costly and ineffective
  • Confusion about who controls rights has grown worse
  • Rights holders and rights buyers are looking for technology and workflow solutions
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    Download the white paper for free!

    Rights Vendor Grid

    After the success of the Publishing Rights: An Untapped Opportunity, BISG released the Rights Vendor Grid. The first edition of BISG's Rights Service Providers Grid was released on September 8, 2017. It was the result of a rights vendor survey created by BISG's Rights Committee. 

    Download the grid for free!

    Past Rights Events

    Earlier in 2017, BISG hosted Rights Across the Supply Chain, which was a half-day program and free to BISG members. We had two panels with rights managers and c-level executives. 

    Finding & Exploiting Opportunities in Rights Management 

    A panel, moderated by Bill Rosenblatt (GiantSteps Media), included Zachary Haynes (Oxford University Press) & Ken Brooks (Macmillan Learning). 

    Rights Management Success Stories

    This panel, moderated by Tricia McCraney (Virtusales), included Paulette Goldeweber (John Wiley & Sons), Becky Hemperly (Candlewick Press), & Jeff Corrick (Penguin Random House). 

    You can view this program here. It is free to BISG members for $99 for non-members. If you have trouble accessing the webinar, please contact [email protected] 

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