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

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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 and systems. Editorial, merchandising, marketing, sales, operations, IT, finance, and business departments at metadata senders or receivers may be affected.

We invite BISG members to these special meetings to hear details of the proposed changes, discuss other options, and give us your feedback. To encourage as much member participation as possible, we are offering two meeting options: in person in New York City on the morning of March 13, 2015, or via a webcast on March 20. There is no cost to attend, though we require registration. Click here for more information and to register for either option.

Please invite other colleagues from your company who may not normally interact with BISG but who may be interested in this important topic. As a member organization representing all sectors of publishing, we welcome a diversity of voices.

These meetings are open to employees of BISG members only. A list of BISG members is available here. You can still join BISG prior to these meetings; email Jeanette Zwart at jeanette@bisg.org for information.

About the Book Industry Study Group

bisg-logoThe Book Industry Study Group is the book industry’s leading trade association for standards, education, and information. BISG facilitates the connections and conversations that solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Members include publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media.

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