The Book Industry Study Group is having their annual meetingin NYC on April 28th. It convenes companies from across the supply chain to discuss opportunities to improve the book industry. The theme for this year is “Transforming Supply Chain Communication,” and the meeting content will address the problems in creating, managing, disseminating, and retrieving information, whether it’s metadata, rights data, sales reporting, inventory management, and more.

The meeting will honor three recipients for BISG awards: the Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service, presented to Jim Milliot of Publisher’s Weekly; the BISG Industry Champion Award, presented to Phil Madans of Hachette Book Group; and the Industry Innovator Award, presented to Hederis, a cloud-based book production and design platform.

Four Pace students will attend the meeting as interns and will assist in making sure the meeting runs smoothly. Our own Professor Ken Brooks, who teaches Infosystems in Publishing, will be delivering a presentation for BISG at the meeting.

The Book Industry Study Group was founded in 1976, and has since worked to improve standards, research, and information for the entire publishing supply chain. They continuously evolve to match the needs of a membership adapting to new and emerging ways published content is produced and sold.