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Facilitating innovation and shared solutions

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is a not-for-profit book trade association with the mission of facilitating innovation and shared solutions for the benefit of all companies and practitioners who create, produce, and distribute published content, and the organizations that support them.

We help develop the solutions to today's challenges and prepare for those of tomorrow. Our work enhances relationships between all trading partners with effective industry-wide standards, best practices, research and events related to both physical and digital products.  

Register Now for BISG's Higher Ed Conference, April 28 in NYC

BISG's Adapt, Learn, Innovate is a focused half-day program on the most important content, consumption, and distribution trends that affect the future path of higher education publishing, from the increasing role of technology to the features students report they value most in the learning material they acquire and use.

Updated BISAC 2014 to Thema 1.1 Mapping Now Available

The updated BISAC 2014 to Thema mapping reflects revisions in the BISAC Subject Headings, 2014 Edition, and the current version 1.1 of Thema, the unified global subject classification system for print and digital books that facilitates the sale of U.S. books internationally.

College students increasingly prefer digital course material: New BISG study results shared at BISG's Higher Ed conference on April 28 in NYC

Now in its fifth year, the first report in BISG's annual two-part study, Student Attitudes toward Content in Higher Education is now available. Click here for more information.

Letter from Ken Michaels: Why You Should Attend BISG's Adapt, Learn, Innovate on April 28 in NYC

BISG's Adapt, Learn, Innovate Conference on April 28 in NYC is a brief program full of essential information and trend analysis that can help you make better decisions and ensure your content development and distribution strategies to stay ahead of change.

BISG's Metadata Summit, May 8 in NYC: Harnessing the evolving power of metadata

Accurate and robust metadata boosts discoverability and efficiency, especially when all trading partners use standard formats and data elements. But rapid technological changes, while enabling rich new forms of content that can be distributed in new ways to reach more people, place new demands on book metadata management and its transmission.

Access or Ownership in Digital Publishing: NISO-BISG 9th Annual Forum at ALA

Digital content in the library channel raises many issues about business processes and ownership models, affecting publishers, services providers, and libraries alike. This free half-day symposium presented by NISO and BISG on the afternoon of June 26 at ALA in San Francisco will explore evolving business models, discuss what's working, and identify problems that still need to be solved.

BISG's Adapt, Learn, Innovate 2015: The future of higher ed publishing, delivered

Register here for this half-day conference on April 28 in New York City. You'll gain invaluable insight into the most promising trends in the development and dissemination of higher ed learning tools and course materials, allowing you to better plan and execute your own strategies.

Embracing Change: March Bulletin with News and Information from BISG

Read the full Bulletin in your browser with this link. In this issue:

Registration Opens for BISG's Higher Ed Conference 2015: Adapt, Learn, Innovate

We're very pleased to announce a dynamic program for our April 28 higher education conference in New York City. In this focused half-day event, you'll hear a range of perspectives on the increasing role of technology in higher education, whether course material is consumed in digital or physical form or a combination of both. You'll gain new insights into how technology is changing the relationships between industry stakeholders, allowing you to better plan and execute your own strategies around developing and distributing higher ed content.

BISG and ALA In Research Partnership: Digital Content in Public Libraries to survey library patron consumption trends

BISG and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced a partnership to produce a major survey of public library patrons’ use of digital content. This is the first time both organizations have engaged in a joint research survey. The project, Digital Content in Public Libraries, was announced on Sunday, February 1 at ALA's 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Apr 22 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Apr 24 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Apr 28 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
May 8 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm