Although there are strong similarities between the identification needs of physical books and of digital book content in the supply chain, new business models and new delivery channels challenge existing practices. There is a pressing need for clarity on the use of standards for the identification and description of digital products.
The Identification of Digital Book Content has two purposes. First, it is intended to stimulate discussion about how digital book content should be identified. Second, it is intended to encourage further work on the development and implementation of identification standards for such content, particularly (but not exclusively) in the book supply chain.
This free PDF discussion paper was commissioned by BISG in the US and Book Industry Communication (BIC) in the UK and prepared by Michael Holdsworth.
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