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BISG Launches New Working Group on ISNI
BISG Launches New Working Group on ISNI

The Book Industry Study Group is pleased to formally announce the launch of a new working group on the adoption of ISNI in the US market, which will operate under the oversight of BISG's Metadata Committee."ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted02/20/2024


BISG to Host "Doing Rights Right" on January 19
BISG to Host "Doing Rights Right" on January 19

This hybrid event will explore opportunities and convey the urgent need for a concerted collaborative effort to solve challenges in book rights. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted12/5/2023


BISG fields two surveys on barcode price extensions
BISG fields two surveys on barcode price extensions

BISG is working with publishers seeking flexibility in stock pricing to better understand their options. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted09/25/2023


BISG releases survey on royalty statements and workflow
BISG releases survey on royalty statements and workflow

A BISG survey will help its rights committee assess publisher pain points with respect to interpreting royalty statements and reconciling transactions. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted09/17/2023


Resources to help with international shipping
Resources to help with international shipping

The BISG metadata committee has fielded reports about publishers needing an update on best practices for book exports. This post provides an overview of some useful resources. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted09/5/2023


BISG assesses fall production plans
BISG assesses fall production plans

Ahead of the fall season, BISG is surveying publishers to better understand plans for sourcing print capacity Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted07/31/2023


Companies endorse BISG statement on misuse of the subtitle field
Companies endorse BISG statement on misuse of the subtitle field

Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bowker, ProQuest (a part of Clarivate), BookNet Canada, and the Firebrand Group endorse a reminder of metadata best practices. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted07/24/2023


BISG Launches a New Metadata Practices Study
BISG Launches a New Metadata Practices Study

BISG launches a new survey to better understand the current state of metadata practices employed by North American publishers. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted06/27/2023


"Making the industry’s life easier"
"Making the industry’s life easier"

On receiving BISG's Industry Champion Award, Phil Madans reflected on what makes change possible in book publishing. Continue Reading

Postedby Phil Madans
Date posted05/29/2023


BISG Updates Its Field Guide to Fixed-Layout Ebooks
BISG Updates Its Field Guide to Fixed-Layout Ebooks

BISG's workflow committee has reviewed and updated a guide to best practices in creating fixed-layout ebooks. New content includes specific considerations of accessibility and platform requirements. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted05/1/2023


BISG Announces BISAC Subject Codes Update
BISG Announces BISAC Subject Codes Update

An update to the BISAC Subject Code List was released in December, following a webinar presented by committee chair Connie Harbison of Baker & Taylor. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted01/11/2023


Challenged by 979 ISBNs? We want to hear from you
Challenged by 979 ISBNs? We want to hear from you

Bowker announced the rollout of ISBNs with 979 prefixes more than three years ago, but some publishers are reporting problems getting 979 products listed on retail sites. BISG is looking for documented instances to help find the root causes. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted11/28/2022