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NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum:  The Changing Standards Landscape:
Managing an Increasingly Complex and Interconnected World of Content

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone Convention Center -  MCC* - 3012 (West Building)

Event Description

Standards are critically important elements that can make any business process more efficient. The traditional print subscription services model, the process of handling standing book orders by libraries, and even the process of buying, selling, and consuming ebooks through a variety of platforms all require standardized business processes to efficiently get content from publishers through vendors to libraries and ultimately to patrons. 

As our community adapts to changing paradigms regarding service and ownership models specific to digital publishing, both the library and publishing communities need to consider the implications of these changes. Print content distribution was centered on a sales model, where the transfer of ownership of a physical object was a core element of the transaction; this is often not the case with digital assets.  Generally, content is licensed and access is limited; by rights, by term, or by community served. The implications of this shift are quite broad both for content providers as well as libraries.  What are the business practices, roles and responsibilities, on both sides of the new digital exchange that all parties need to be aware of and incorporate to ensure efficient information exchange? 

NISO and BISG will explore these issues during the 9th Annual NISO/BISG Changing Standards Landscape.  During this free half-day symposium held annually at the American Library Conference, speakers will explore the evolving business model processes that some community members are putting into place, discuss what is working and what isn't, and identify problems that remain to be solved. 



Please RSVP  here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8XCDKBV. This event is free of charge; however, we would like to get an estimated count of attendance for logistical purposes. For more information, visit the event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/ala_annual_sf/nisobisgforum2015/

This event is generously sponsored by Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, CrossRef, Highwire, and OCLC.

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