After working with CCC for years on disambiguating author affiliations, Ringgold is now part of Copyright Clearance Center.
Studying Gender Representation and the Contemporary ISNI Identifier
The ISNI International Agency is having a group of advisers from sectors including book publishing and rights review its treatment of gender.
Remembering the British Publishing Industry’s David Whitaker, ISBN Pioneer
Recalled as being opinionated, decisive, and difficult as well as insightful, innovative, and impressive, David Whitaker died on August 4.
YouTube Boosts the ISNI Identifier: Creators Standing Out From the Crowd
YouTube’s newly announced partnership with the ISNI can greatly strengthen the identifier’s role in metadata, naming intellectual property’s creators.
India’s ISBN Agency Is Reported Mired in Delays, Books Published Without Identifiers
At India’s Scroll.in, a report from Mridula Chari indicates that publishers are having to issue titles without ISBNs, as an inadequate system bogs down.
Bowker Now Cites at Least 625,327 US Indie Books Published in 2015
How many self-published books were released in the USA in 2015? Bowker provides what is likely the most authoritative count of indie titles yet.
Bowker: 727,000 US Self-Published ISBNs Registered in 2015
The US ISBN agency, Bowker, reports a 21-percent jump in self-published ISBNs—not titles—from 2014 to 2015, another indication of quickly rising interest in indie publishing.
International Industry Notes: Nielsen’s ISBN Store, Wiley’s Purchase
In the UK, Nielsen’s ISBN program has stepped into the digital age with what it describes as sure-footed grace. In the US, an internationally placed STM content platform is bought by a customer.
International Identifiers: A Few Words About ISNI With Laura Dawson
No disambiguation needed, Laura Dawson is one of the best-known identifier and metadata specialists in US publishing. And she has opened a new international ISNI agency.
#EtherIssue: Counting Ebooks in a Writer Wonderland
Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.