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General Announcements
Monday, July 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Changing of the Guard »
BISG's fiscal and board years start on July 1, so this week we welcome three new members of the board: Joshua Boisvert (Re...
Saturday, June 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Annual Meeting Will Be Delivered As An Online Series »
Recognizing the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has decided to reposition...
Sunday, June 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developing A Book Publishing Healthcare Cooperative »
As part of governance changes made in 2017 , BISG created the Association Advisory Council (AAC), a gathering of associat...
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Welcomes A New Operations Manager »
This week, BISG is pleased to welcome Jonathan Fiedler as our operations manager. Jonathan joins us from Columbia Univers...
Sunday, June 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's On Your Mind? »
On Thursday evening at 6 p.m., BISG is hosting what we have been calling our first online "happy hour" . We conceived and...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
I Never Met-A-Data I Didn't Like »
In the early evening of May 21, nearly six dozen lovers of bookish trivia, organized across 25 cleverly named teams, battl...
Monday, May 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Adjusts Its Content Calendar for 2020 »
Last month, the BISG board of directors hosted a 90-minute conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the book industr...
Monday, May 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Trivia Is Not Trivial »
Last week, BISG announced an addition to our content calendar that deserves special mention: an online Bookish Trivia Soc...
Sunday, May 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Doing Well By Doing Good »
In 2016, the Book Industry Study Group hosted a day-long program, " Making A Profit By Making A Difference ". The content...
Sunday, April 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Members Approve FY2021 Budget, Board Candidates »
With the in-person annual meeting postponed to September 11 , BISG members gathered virtually on April 24 to learn about...
Sunday, March 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strengthening The Book Industry Supply Chain »
Last Thursday, BISG launched a survey to better understand and share how the book industry is responding to the spreadin...
Sunday, March 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building Resilience »
If your email is anything like mine, in the last two weeks you've been inundated by messages from every company that wants...
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Postpones Its Annual Meeting to September »
The Book Industry Study Group has elected to postpone its Annual Meeting of Members, originally scheduled for April 24. Th...
Sunday, March 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Issues Two Grant-Related Calls for Proposals »
In 2018, the Book Industry Study Group joined a Mellon-funded project, led by the University of Michigan and accompanied b...
Sunday, February 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Meeting Early-Bird Deadline This Friday »
As our flagship event, the BISG Annual Meeting gives us the chance to review progress in the past year, look ahead to the...
Sunday, February 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces 2020 Industry Award Honorees »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that it will recognize David Cully , former President of Baker &...
Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Committee Charters: A Look Inside BISG Committees »
Last month, BISG announced plans to bring ONIX training to three cities : New York, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Sessions ar...
Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Countdown Calendar for ONIX 3.0 »
Earlier this month, BISG's metadata committee discussed and endorsed a "countdown calendar" to help guide the U.S. book...
Monday, January 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Board Confirms Committee Goals For 2020 »
At BISG, the work required to solve problems affecting two or more parts of the supply chain often starts in our five sta...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
B&N CEO James Daunt to Keynote BISG Annual Meeting »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that James Daunt, named CEO of Barnes & Noble in August of 2019,...
Sunday, January 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces 2020 ONIX Training »
Metadata has been a BISG priority for more than two decades. The organization was part of early work to introduce ONIX in...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated BISAC Subject Headings Released »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has published the 2019 update to its book publishing subject codes, often referred...
Sunday, November 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New 979 ISBN Prefixes Expected in 2020 »
At a November 20 meeting of BISG's Metadata Committee , Bowker's John Purcell and Pat Payton provided an update on plans...
Sunday, November 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Its Annual "State of the Supply Chain" Survey »
Today, BISG launched its annual  “State of the Supply Chain”  survey, designed to gather an industry-wide perspe...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Call for Nominations for Its Board of Directors »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has opened a call for nominations to its governing Board of Directors. Nominations ar...
Friday, November 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frankfurt Book Fair: The Olympics of Publishing »
Everyone I spoke to had some advice: wear comfortable shoes, drink Emergen-C and try not to get sick, take every opportuni...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Publishes Workflow White Paper »
Workflows make or break businesses across the book industry supply chain. In 2019, BISG created its Workflow Committee to...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exploring New Opportunities in Rights »
The Book Industry Study Group is always searching for new opportunities for the publishing supply chain, from standardizin...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's what makes "Concept to Consumer" different »
This event isn't like anything you or your colleagues have attended before, unless you joined us at its first incarnation...
Friday, August 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the BISG 2020 Content Calendar »
With only four months left in 2019, BISG is looking toward 2020, and we are proud to present our content calendar for the...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Thema Can Be Used In Practice »
The first post in this series described the genesis of Thema and its basic structure of category codes, qualif...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Reaches Out »
You might picture BISG's dedicated staff hard at work in our Midtown offices, a stone's throw from the Empire State Buildi...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Honing in on Higher Ed »
Students know all the alternatives to shelling out hundreds of dollars on college textbooks. Visit a campus library and yo...
Sunday, July 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Don't Run Out Of Paper" »
In the mid-1980s, admittedly a while ago, my second job in publishing took me to Singapore . I moved there to oversee pri...
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great Events, Great Company »
While many across the publishing industry are busy enjoying summer Fridays and family vacations, BISG is already anticipat...

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