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 Standards "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 http://www.bisg.org/conferences/ala07_form.html if you plan to attend. For more information, visit the event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/NISO-BISG-07-seminar.html 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 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any accompanying data are confidential, and intended only for the named recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies in any form immediately.