Upcoming Breakfasts

This page last updated 19th February 2018

February 2018 BIC BREAKFAST
Creative Classification: Using Thema to Augment Your Metadata Beyond the Capabilities of BIC Codes
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9-10:30am

Sponsored by:  Nielsen logo

With hundreds of thousands of books being published around the world every year, subject classification has a huge role to play in the discoverability of your products. This BIC Breakfast session aims to inspire organisations to be more creative when classifying with Thema – the international book subject classification scheme – focusing on what organisations should consider (in terms of the functionality currently available in Thema) to ensure that their products reach their intended audience.

Thema is the only subject classification scheme used by the trade that allows organisations to combine Fiction codes with relevant Non-Fiction codes; this effectively allows the creation of thousands of detailed terms for describing specific types of Fiction books. This BIC Breakfast session will inform delegates about the hugely expanded range of options for Fiction in Thema and much more. 

We will hear from Howard Willows of Nielsen Book / Chris Saynor of EDItEUR and Kieron Smith of Blackwell’s, with a view to explaining why adopting Thema and/or disseminating Thema codes in 2018 is more relevant to your organisation than ever before. 

Hosted by: 
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC

Our speakers will include:
Chris Saynor, Standards Editor, EDItEUR
Howard Willows, Senior Manager of Data Development, Nielsen Book
Kieron Smith, Digital Director, Blackwell’s

REGISTRATION:
To register for your ticket to attend this BIC Breakfast, please click here.
 
Tickets for this event are FREE for BIC Members but there is a nominal fee for non-members. 

Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis. Please do not sign up for this event unless you intend to attend on the day. 

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March 2018 BIC BREAKFAST
International Identification for Authors, Publishers & Imprints: Using the ISNI Standard to Improve Discoverability and Rights Management across a Range of Creative Industries
Wednesday 28th March 2018, 9-10:30am

Sponsored by:  Nielsen logo

International Standard Name Identifiers (ISNIs) facilitate the identification of millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, producers, publishers, data aggregators, and more. Assigning an ISNI can reliably prevent the problems caused when two contributors have the same name, and help to pinpoint each contributor’s respective works for correct attribution, rights management, and discoverability. 

The ISNI system holds public records for over 9.5 million identities around the world – consisting of 8.85 million individuals and a growing number (over 700,000, to date) of organisations* – demonstrating the level of adoption of the ISNI standard and its relevance to multiple industries (including the music and film industries). Aiming to encourage the adoption of ISNIs further within the UK book industry supply chain, this BIC Breakfast will discuss the ongoing development and adoption of the ISNI standard, providing updates on ISNIs for authors, publishers and imprints, the creation of a registry of ISNIs for organisations, and plans for ISNI metadata in Linked Data format. 

We will hear from Tim Devenport, Executive Director of the ISNI International Agency, Andrew MacEwan of the British Library and Héloïse Lecomte of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. In particular, Héloïse will provide insight into the Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s current ISNI initiative with Hachette and other French publishers with a view to explaining why organisations should assign ISNIs to ensure the discoverability of their products. 

* www.isni.org indicates that this figure currently stands at 708,298 organisations (January 2018).

Who should attend?
This BIC Breakfast will explain why the development of the ISNI standard is as timely as it is necessary for the whole of the book industry supply chain and beyond – as such publishers, self-publishers, data aggregators, distributors, libraries and many more will benefit from attending.

Hosted by: 
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC

Our speakers will include:
Tim Devenport, Executive Director, ISNI International Agency  (and EDItEUR)
Héloïse Lecomte, Deputy Head of Authority Control, Bibliothèque Nationale de France 
Andrew MacEwan, Head of Content & Metadata Processing, The British Library

REGISTRATION:
To register for your ticket to attend this BIC Breakfast, please click here.
 
Tickets for this event are FREE for BIC Members but there is a nominal fee for non-members. 

Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis. Please do not sign up for this event unless you intend to attend on the day. 

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April 2018 BIC BREAKFAST
Acessible eBooks
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 9-10:30am

Sponsored by:  ADD Company logo

Approximately 10% of the world’s population have a disability*. For many, this is a ‘reading disability’, resulting in the inability to read the content of a book, or to hold a book and turn the pages. The book industry continues to innovate solutions to produce accessible publications which can be enjoyed by all. Providing an overview of eBook accessibility, this BIC Breakfast will inform attendees about what is involved in the production of accessible, digital products and what organisations should consider when producing them. It will explain how to communicate your organisation’s products’ accessibility features to ensure that those with disabilities know that the product is suitable to their individual requirements and that retailers can communicate this information to everyone’s benefit.

We will hear from Emma House, Deputy Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, regarding the reasons why ensuring the accessibility of digital products is so important, particularly in the academic publishing market; Graham Bell, Executive Director of EDItEUR, regarding ONIX Code List 196 for e-Publication Accessibility Details; and Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer at the DAISY Consortium, regarding DAISY’s tools that enable organisations to validate their eBooks / EPUB files against internationally-recognised standards for accessibility.

* http://www.disabilityaction.org/fs/doc/publications/summary-of-un-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.pdf

Who should attend?
This BIC Breakfast will explain the fundamental importance of producing accessible, digital products. Publishers (of all types, but particularly educational and academic), self-publishers, digital distributors, data aggregators, libraries and many more will benefit from attending.

Hosted by: 
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC

Our speakers will include:
Graham Bell, Executive Director, EDItEUR
Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium
Emma House, Deputy Chief Executive, The Publishers Association  

REGISTRATION:
To register for your ticket to attend this BIC Breakfast, please click here.
 
Tickets for this event are FREE for BIC Members but there is a nominal fee for non-members. 

Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis. Please do not sign up for this event unless you intend to attend on the day. 

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PLEASE NOTE:

If for any reason you are unable to attend a BIC Breakfast (or if you find the session to be sold-out), please be aware that it is now possible to watch our BIC Breakfasts via Twitter. Simply go to @BIC1UK, look out for a tweet from our account (which will be sent at approximately 9:25am on the date of the event) and click on the link provided in this tweet which will redirect you to Periscope to watch the event live (online)!

Also, if you are not able to attend but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK (before or during the event) or contact info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

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WANT TO SPONSOR A BIC BREAKFAST?

Please read the full Sponsorship Package proposal here.

If your organisation is interested in contributing ideas for a future BIC Breakfast or would like to sponsor one, please do get in touch with Alaina-Marie Bassett, BIC's Business Manager, on: info@bic.org.uk or give her a call: +44(0) 20 7255 0513.

 

A WORD ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:

Nielsen logo

Nielsen Book is the leading information and research company in the book industry.  Its portfolio includes: business Intelligence, consumer research, discovery and commerce solutions. Nielsen Book provides unique identifiers; comprehensive, enriched bibliographic data; integrated services for book selection, electronic ordering and business messaging; it measures and analyses print and digital book sales and provides consumer research on purchasing behaviour and collects library borrowing data for UK public libraries.
www.nielsenbook.co.uk

 

British Library logo

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.
www.bl.uk

 

The Accessible Digital Documents Company has specialised in PDF accessibility since 2003 and in eBook accessibility since 2012. We offer a range of document remediation and testing services, including auditing, image description, ARIA and accessibility metadata. We also offer in-depth training in accessible PDF and eBook production.
accessible-digital-documents.com