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Book Industry Study Group Hosts Joint Metadata Summit for Data Providers & Recipients

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian O'Leary

New York, NY (September 5, 2018) — On Monday September 17, 2018, the Book Industry Study Group will host a joint Metadata Summit for Data Producers and Recipients in New York. This day-long working session is the third in a series of meetings with representatives from multiple supply-chain segments. The events are designed to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of book metadata.

The first full-day event in May 2018 focused on operational and technical needs for data providers, as well as communication and reporting needs for book publishers and service providers. The July 2018 summit in Nashville discussed and documented the requirements and priorities for metadata recipients, including attendees representing print and digital distributors, retailers, data aggregators, and systems providers who are active in the transmission of book industry metadata.

Executive Director Brian O’Leary, who will facilitate the upcoming session, said, “This series of summits demonstrates BISG’s commitment to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of metadata in the U.S. I’ve been impressed by the creative ideas and solutions proposed by our colleagues in the field, and I’m confident that our collective intelligence will benefit all involved—authors and content creators, publishers and agencies, distributors and retailers, libraries and those in academia. It’s clear that we have a lot of sharp minds who want to move the industry forward.”

In collaboration with the ONIX International Steering Committee, BISG membership has also been discussing the benefits of transitioning the North American marketplace to ONIX 3.0, as it relates to the improvement of the creation, delivery, and uses of metadata.

About the Book Industry Study Group

BISG is the book industry’s leading trade association for information, standards, and research, creating the connections and conversations that solve problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. Its broad membership includes trade, educational, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries.

 In partnership with other industry associations, BISG maintains and implements standardized best practices, develops and shares leading-edge research and information, and fosters education through events and webinars that help our membership and the industry better understand market trends and issues.


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