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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.  

BISAC 2015–THEMA 1.1 MAPPING GUIDELINES

BISAC 2015–THEMA 1.1 MAPPING GUIDELINES

Released March 30, 2016

About the Mapping

Welcome to BISG's MIP (Making Information Pay) Newsletter

While we may have been a bit quiet over the past few months, it's not for lack of activity. BISG's committees and working groups have been hard at work, and we're sharing just the tip of the iceberg here in our first MIP Newsletter. Keep an eye out for future, and more frequent editions (soon to be in a brand new format!), as well as updates on events and professional enrichment activities.

If you have industry information you'd like to share with BISG's community, please contact kat@bisg.org.

The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing: Moving Inclusion Forward

The groundbreaking BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. The guide serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities, in compliance with international standards, while illustrating why this is a good business practice that will positively impact publishers' and their partners' bottom line. Some of the features of the Guide include:

On the Road with Onix

Implementing ONIX 3.0: A Q+A with EDItEUR's Graham Bell

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of migrating from ONIX 2.1 to ONIX 3.0? You're not alone. Many publishers are facing the implementation of ONIX 3.0, and many of them have more than a few questions. Who better to help guide you through the process than the man behind the metadata, the godfather of ONIX himself, EDItEUR's Graham Bell.

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events