Free NISO/BISG Information Standards Forum to Precede ALA Conference


On June 22, NISO and the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) will present
a free, half-day forum, The Changing Standards Landscape: Creative Solutions
to Your Information Problems. The forum, to be held at the Renaissance
Washington's Grand Ballroom (North), will immediately precede the American
Library Association's 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 


NISO's Managing Director, Todd Carpenter, and BISG's Executive Director,
Michael Healy, will lead the forum through three main agenda items: 

*	The Changing Model for Standards Development
*	Six Key Attributes of Successful Digital Content Management
*	Emerging Opportunities for Improving Customer Relationships Through

"We will deliver a big-picture look at the development and impact of common
solutions-based standards for librarians and publishers alike," said NISO's
Todd Carpenter. "In particular, the forum will focus on the preparations
underway to build standards for tomorrow's digital supply chain and will
call for industry-wide participation and consensus in their development." 


A roster of industry experts has confirmed their participation, including
Brian Green, Executive Director of ISBN and EDItEUR; Norman Paskin, Founding
Director, International DOI Foundation; Nathan Robertson, Electronic
Resources Librarian, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland
School of Law; and Mark Bide, Senior Consultant, Rightscom.


This open event is free of charge. Although drop-ins are encouraged, we
would appreciate if you would RSVP to [log in to unmask] or fill out the online
form at if you plan to


For more information, visit the event webpage: or
contact Karen Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, at [log in to unmask]

Cynthia Hodgson
National Information Standards Organization
Email:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]
Phone: 301-654-2512

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