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Sunday, December 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Its Annual "State of the Supply Chain" Survey »
Earlier this year, BISG fielded its first  “State of the Supply Chain”  survey, designed to gather an industry-w...
Monday, November 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Board Nominations Open Until December 17 »
Earlier this month, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) opened a call for nominations to its governing Board of Directors...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Updates Its Committee Structure »
Last week , I wrote that BISG does its most important work in committee. Whenever we’re discussing issues affecting the bo...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Call for Board Nominations »
November 6, 2018. Today the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) opened a call for nominations to its governing Board of Direc...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Releases Draft White Paper on Open Access Ebook Usage »
New York, NY (November 5 , 201 8 ) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) today announced the release of a draft white...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updating the Rights Solutions Provider Grid »
BISG does its most important work in committee. When we’re discussing issues related to metadata, rights, content structur...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our Higher-Ed Event: The Recap »
Last Friday, BISG hosted our annual " Making Information Pay: Higher Education " event at Macmillan Learning's New York of...
Sunday, October 14, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
The art of the possible »
[Earlier this year, I was invited to speak at Firebrand's user meeting, which took place last month in Portsmouth, New Ham...
Sunday, September 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens a Survey on Workflow and Automation »
Much of my career in publishing has focused on optimizing processes, technology, and organizational structures to improve...
Sunday, September 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Skate To Where The Puck Is Going »
Last week, I sat down with Karen Myers and Ralph Swick of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) . We talk periodically, col...
Sunday, September 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG FAQ: Updates to California's Prop 65 »
The State of California recently updated regulations for Proposition 65. BISG's legal counsel, Dentons US, follows this la...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Industry Study Group Hosts Joint Metadata Summit for Data Providers & Recipients »
New York, NY (September 5, 2018) — On Monday September 17, 2018, the Book Industry Study Group will host a joint Metada...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Will Host Two Events At Digital Book World »
The Book Industry Study Group has agreed to host a program and one of its webinars at Digital Book World, which takes plac...
Sunday, August 19, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Rust Never Sleeps »
BISG started 2018 with a goal of improving the quality and timeliness of metadata in the U.S. book industry. That’s our...
Thursday, August 2, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
BISG Launches Career Center! »
One month into my BISG career, I made it my goal to implement SocialLink. If you haven't visited yet, this step-by-step g...
Thursday, July 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judith Appelbaum, Champion of Books and Their Authors, Dies at 78 »
Judith Appelbaum, whose book How to Get Happily Published  helped authors do just that, died at her home in Bedfor...
Saturday, July 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces Its 2019 Content Plan »
In 2016, the Book Industry Study Group announced an ambitious expansion of the content we provide our members and the in...
Sunday, July 15, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Making BISG Membership Even More Social »
At the BISG annual meeting in April, we launched SocialLink , an important add-on to our membership system. The tool prov...
Monday, July 2, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Nashville, Here We Come! »
In a post in March, I described plans in place to make 2018 BISG’s “Metadata Year” . There, I outlined three planned summ...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
At ALA, ASCLA Hosts an eBook Summit »
Over the past several days, the American Library Association has been hosting its annual conference in New Orleans. Last...
Sunday, June 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Metadata Providers Summit: What We Learned »
In March, we led this newsletter with a post outlining the work BISG is doing to make 2018 “our metadata year” . We fol...
Sunday, June 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding OA Ebook Usage: Toward a Common Framework »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will collaborate with KU Research and researchers from the universities of Michigan a...
Thursday, May 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A First Look At BISG in 2019 »
Our content plan for 2018 is in full swing now. The first of three metadata summits took place on May 17, and we’re gear...
Sunday, May 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Big Plans for BookExpo »
Here at the Book Industry Study Group, we’re looking forward to being part of BookExpo , which starts on May 30. We’ll be...
Sunday, May 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do The Rights Thing »
I’m writing this week about an important effort underway in the  BISG Rights Committee , which works to solve the mos...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MPS To Acquire Tata Interactive Systems »
Mumbai, April 24, 2018: MPS Limited (MPS) and Tata Industries Limited (TIL)announced today that they have entered into de...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maintaining the Primacy of the Book »
[At BISG’s Annual Meeting of Members, held April 27 in New York, we recognized board attorney and lifelong first-amendment...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG, At Your Service »
The Book Industry Study Group held its  annual meeting  last Friday, convening 175 people at the Harvard Club of...
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest Data on ONIX 3.0 Implementation »
A few weeks back, I wrote about our 2018 plan to help the book industry  create timely, high-quality metadata . That...
Sunday, April 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing The Association Advisory Council »
At BISG, we use the term “supply chain” a good deal. We want to be considered the primary resource for solving problems th...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our Industry, Your Perspective »
Last week, BISG fielded its first “State of the Supply Chain” survey, designed to gather an industry-wide perspective on...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Of Plumbers And Publishing »
You may have seen that we’ve organized this weekly newsletter the same way we organize our committee work. Although relate...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
"What Can BISG Do To Help?" »
In the office, Maya and I are excited to be working on the BISG annual meeting of members , scheduled for April 27 at the...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delivering Timely, High-Quality Metadata »
Through its committees and working groups , BISG surfaces and addresses problems that touch two or more parts of the book...
Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Our Best Work Starts With A Problem" »
Over the next two weeks, BISG will publish four different surveys designed to capture information about ONIX 3, EPUB 3, an...

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