Through its Rights Committee, BISG develops, maintains and advocates 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.
Following a brief haitus in 2013 and early 2014, BISG organized a Rights Summit on June 11, 2014, to bring together industry stakeholders in the rights community to identify points of friction in the management of rights and rights data affecting the publishing industry, and to determine BISG's role in mitigating these issues through the work of the Rights Committee. The outcome of the Summit is summarized in this white paper. Slides from the Summit are freely available here.
The Committee resumed work in December 2014; contact Kim Graff for more information or to get involved.
Ashley Mabbitt, Director of International Rights, John Wiley & Sons