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Steering Committee

Formerly known as the Coordinating Council, BISG's new Steering Committee is a forum comprised of the BISG committee chairs and BISG staff, convened periodically to share and discuss the activities of BISG's committees. The Steering Committee works to align committee work with BISG's ongoing efforts in the areas of standards and best practices, research, information and education.

Composition of the Steering Committee

  • Steering Committee Chair: Phil Madans, Hachette Book Group
  • Current committee chairs
  • BISG staff

Role of the Steering Committee

  • Coordinate committee activities to maximize operating efficiency
  • Establish priorities for committees and validate resources, deliverables, and timelines
  • Establish measures of success 
  • Identify new initiatives and opportunities
  • Communicate committee work to the BISG Board of Directors, BISG membership, and the industry at large
  • Ensure strategic alignment of BISG committee work to BISG's other efforts in standards and best practices, education and events, and research

Criteria used to prioritize committee efforts

  • Business value to BISG membership
  • Business value to the publishing industry
  • Time to implement
  • Costs, both financial and opportunity
  • Impact

Decision making

  • Primary: consensus
  • Secondary: by majority vote


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