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Brian O’Leary to Join BISG as new Executive Director as the Association Celebrates Its 40th Year »

(PRESS RELEASE) BRIAN O’LEARY TO JOIN BISG AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AS THE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ITS 40TH YEAR (NEW YORK, NY) The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that they have hired publishing industry veteran Brian O’Leary to lead the organization beginning October 3, 2016. “We feel very fortunate that Brian has decided to …

BISG Executive Director Resigns »

(PRESS RELEASE) BISG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS. BISG BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. (NEW YORK, NY) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that Executive Director Mark Kuyper has resigned his position, effective immediately, as he looks to explore other areas of interest. A search for a new Executive Director is underway. “We …

Submit Your Nominees for The Book Industry Group’s (BISG’s) 2016 Industry Awards »

(PRESS RELEASE) SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEES FOR THE BOOK INDUSTRY STUDY GROUP’S (BISG’S) 2016 INDUSTRY AWARDS NEW YORK, NY, July 29th, 2016 – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), is asking members to submit nominees for the 2016 Industry Awards, which will be presented at their Annual Meeting of Members on September 30th, 2016. The BISG …

BISG’s Making Information Pay 2016 »

(PRESS RELEASE) BISG’S MAKING INFORMATION PAY 2016 HIGHLIGHTS THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN PUBLISHING (May 26, 2016 — New York, New York): The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) held its annual Making Information Pay (MIP) event with a program focused on “publishers making a profit by making a difference” through corporate social responsibility …

Download the BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing Today »

Moving inclusion forward in digital content. The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. Thegroundbreaking document serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities. It offers both a succinct introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers of adopting best practices for those who need …

BISAC Subject Headings, 2015 Edition: Two New Sections Added »

(BLOG POST) IBPA received the following information from Connie Harbison, Chair of the Book Industry Study Group’s Subject Codes Committee, and wanted to share it with our members. It includes information about some exciting new changes to the BISAC Subject Headings list. In November of 2015, the Subject …

Now Available: BISG’s ONIX 3.0 Implementation Grid »

(NEWS) The Book Industry Study Group publishes a guide to the adoption of ONIX 3.0 in the U.S. publishing industry To aid book metadata senders and receivers who need information on their trading partners’ ONIX 3.0 implementation status and plans, BISG has compiled a document showing the U.S. publishing industry’s current level of ONIX 3.0 …

Restructuring BISAC Juvenile Headings for YA Content: BISG Invites Member Input into Proposed Changes »

(PRESS RELEASE) Based on a survey and interviews with industry stakeholders, BISG and its Subject Codes Committee propose changes to the BISAC Subject Headings to allow for the classification of young adult and teen content. These changes are significant, with implications for those who assign or maintain subject codes or who support and manage metadata …

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