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Identification of Digital Book Content

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Identification of Digital Book Content

Although there are strong similarities between the identification needs of physical books and of digital book content in the supply chain, emerging business models and new delivery channels challenge existing practices. A pressing need for clarity on the use of standards for the identification and description of digital products led to the creation of this report.

The Identification of Digital Book Content is intended to stimulate discussion about how digital book content should be identified and to encourage further work on the development and implementation of identification standards for such content, particularly (but not exclusively) in the book supply chain. Commissioned by BISG in the US and Book Industry Communication (BIC) in the UK, the report was prepared by Michael Holdsworth.

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