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  • 1. Discovering online book content: BISG’s BookDROP ALA Chicago, July 10 2009 Michael Healy, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group
  • 2. What are the goals of BookDROP?  To enable online book content to be discovered, browsed, searched and distributed in a standardized way  To allow publishers to manage the quality and availability of their content  To achieve these objectives using defined HTTP transactions between a publisher’s digital archive and the websites of their syndication partners
  • 3. How was BookDROP developed?  Work started by the Association of American Publishers’ Digital Issues Working Group  Project Brief and Preliminary Requirements were developed by AAP  Work transferred to BISG in July 2007  BISG Digital Standards Committee established  Wide industry participation: booksellers, search engines, etc.
  • 4. Who helped create BookDROP? • AAP • McGraw-Hill • ABA • Metacomet Systems • Barnes & Noble • Microsoft • BookNet Canada • NACS • Bridgeport National Bindery • O’Reilly Media • CBA International • Oxford University Press • Copyright Clearance Center • • Pearson Digital Library Federation • Google • Penguin Group • GS1 • Quality Solutions • Hachette Book Group • R.R. Bowker • Harcourt • Random House • HarperCollins • Simon & Schuster • IDPF • Workman Publishing
  • 5. The use cases supported  Get number of phrase  Enumerate book text matches in Archive  Browse by context pages  Search Archive for phrase  Browse by sample pages  Search Book for phrase  Get full-page media  Enumerate Archive  Get thumbnail media  Enumerate book  Get highlighted page media information  Enumerate book page images  Enumerate ONIX information
  • 6. Development schedule  Technical specification finalized - June 2008  Prototyping: July-August 2008  Prototyping partners: publishers, syndication partners, and digital repositories  BISG Board of Directors approval: September 2008  Standard published: December 2008
  • 7. Further information  www.bisg.org/committees/digitalstandards.html  Briefing document  Requirements specification  Technical specification
  • 8. Thank you. Michael Healy michael@bisg.org 646 336 7141