Wednesday, December 09, 2009
BISAC Subject Headings:
Connecting Books and Readers
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Presentation description:Organizations across the publishing supply chain use BISAC Subject Headings to determine where books are shelved in a bricks-and-mortar store or the genre under which they can be searched for in an internal or online database. Putting the correct BISAC Code on your book can ensure that it efficiently finds its way into the hands of a happy reader; conversely, an incorrectly coded book can end up in a forgotten corner of the store or website, surrounded by dissimilar titles.
This 60-minute BISG Webcast taught participants:
- Best practices for choosing BISAC Codes for your book -- what are distributors and retailers looking for?
- What you should do if you can't find the BISAC Code you want -- tips for submitting a new code to the BISAC Subject Codes Committee.
- What's new in the recently released 2009 Edition of the BISAC Subject Headings List.
- What's on the agenda for the 2010 Edition.
Following the presentation, participants had the opportunity to test their knowledge by "coding" several sample titles based on their marketing descriptions.
Presented by:Connie Harbison
Director of Authority Control, Database Management
Baker & Taylor
Deupty Executive Director
Book Industry Study Group, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 71,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world have used OCLC services for cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services. OCLC and its worldwide member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, making it the world's largest and richest database of bibliographic information. OCLC publishes the Dewey Decimal Classification system, the most widely used library classification system in the world. OCLC is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, USA and has over 1200 employees worldwide. For more information visit www.oclc.org.
For details email: Angela Bole
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