SAVE the DATE: BISG and NISO to Co-Host 4th Annual Standards Forum at ALA's Annual Conference (free) Cynthia Hodgson 22 Feb 2010 20:34 UTC

BISG and NISO to Co-Host 4th Annual Standards Forum at ALA's Annual

June 25, 2010 half-day forum will focus on the changing standards landscape
from the end-users' perspective

Building on three years of successful co-programming, the Book Industry
Study Group (BISG) and the National Information Standards Organization
(NISO) will again co-host The Changing Standards Landscape on June 25, 2010
from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, directly prior to the American Library
Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This year's free,
half-day program will focus on standards as they're experienced by readers
and other content consumers and feature thought leadership in the critical
areas of identification, discovery and format. Those interested in attending
should RSVP to

"The Changing Standards Landscape has become a tremendously successful event
since its inception four years ago," said Todd Carpenter, NISO's Managing
Director. "Developing a deeper understanding between the publishing,
distribution and library supply chains is increasingly critical and each
year we've focused on significant challenges our communities face alongside
standards and best practice solutions. This year's program will highlight
again how rapidly our industry is changing and how BISG and NISO are
proactively addressing these issues."

Mr. Carpenter will be onsite to co-chair the forum alongside BISG's
Executive Director, Scott Lubeck. Together they will guide attendees through
three programmatic themes:

1.	Identify and Describe
2.	Format, Discover and Retrieve
3.	Purchase and Use

"The ways in which end-users eventually experience and interact with
standards largely drives how these standards are built," said Mr. Lubeck.
"We're happy to be able to bring light to this important perspective, one
shared by both BISG and NISO."

The Changing Standards Landscape is organized jointly by the NISO and BISG.
Both organizations support, promote and maintain standards and best
practices in the information community. NISO focuses on publishers,
libraries and the systems suppliers in information distribution. BISG
focuses on the book supply chain of publishers, manufacturers, wholesale and
retail suppliers.

For more information about The Changing Standards Landscape as it becomes
available visit or

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Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512