May 9, 2021

Interview: On the Birth of the ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

From the International Publishers Association (IPA): In the second of our series of articles about the International Standard Book Number system, Richard Charkin [President of the IPA] talks to David Whitaker, who chaired the panel which planned the Standard Book Number system, which was introduced in the UK in 1967 and which subsequently evolved into […]

International ISBN Agency Welcomes Recent BISG Policy Statement and Provides Additional Guidance

From the IIA (International ISBN Agency): In its press release issued on 10 January 2012, the International ISBN Agency (IIA) welcomes BISG’s Policy Statement as a positive contribution to the recommendations for assignment and management of appropriate identifiers to digital publications. In particular, the Board are very pleased to see the degree of coherence and […]

New: Official Book Industry Study Group Policy Statement on Assigning ISBN's to Digital Products

From the Book Industry Study Group: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past 18 months within BISG’s Identification Committee, BISG Policy Statement POL-1101 addresses the critical need to reduce product identification confusion in the […]