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The NEW BISAC Subject Headings:       Connecting Books and Readers                      This BISG WEBCAST took place      ...
BISG WEBCAST               © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   2www.bisg.org
Creating a more informed,          empowered and efficient book          industry supply chain for both           physical...
You’ll be hearing from today…               ANGELA BOLE               Deputy Executive Director               Book Industr...
BISG WEBCAST               © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   5www.bisg.org
Today we’ll answer…                                           What do Headings    What are Subject                        ...
What are Subject     Headings & how are         they used?BISG WEBCAST               © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group...
What are they?  • An industry-approved list of terms used to describe     the content of a book  • 52 main subject areas  ...
How are they used?  • To transmit subject information between trading     partners using a consistent syntax  • To provide...
Who uses them?  • Major businesses within the book industry, including:  • Major retailers, especially those who sell onli...
From Publisher - To Data Aggregator - To Online Bookseller                         (Sort of. . .)Publisher:Data Aggregator...
Who sets the                standard?BISG WEBCAST                      © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   12www...
BISG WEBCAST               © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   13www.bisg.org
How are new       Headings created?BISG WEBCAST                 © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   14www.bisg.org
How are Headings created?        Often starts with YOU…  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Gay & Lesbian    BODY, MIND & SPIRIT ...
How are Headings created?  • All requests received from the industry are discussed     and considered by Committee  • Crea...
Not so good requests…  • “GEOGRAPHY ought to also be included in BISAC     subject headings.”  • “Would it be possible to ...
Not so good requests…  • “How about adding AREA STUDIES as a major code     with subsets for regions of the world, like So...
Better requests…  • “Id like to suggest adding Travel - Asia - Korea.”  • “You don’t have a stand-alone BISAC code for Hum...
Better requests…  • “I would propose another new subject heading for so     many STM titles (i.e., Cell Biology). SCIENCE/...
Best practices for request…  • Be specific  • Tell us exactly what you mean  • Consider “Heading” and “Major Section”  • A...
How often are Headings created?  • Minor revisions to each main subject area are made     on an ongoing basis based on nee...
What do Headings          look like?BISG WEBCAST                © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   23www.bisg.org
What do Headings look like?  • 9-character alphanumeric Code (in the form     AAA######) and a Literal (in the form SECTIO...
Breaking it down               PET004010   PETS/Dogs/BreedsBISG WEBCAST                                 © 2010, the Book I...
Breaking it down               PET004010   PETS/Dogs/Breeds  • Codes are intended for electronic data interchangeBISG WEBC...
Breaking it down               PET004010   PETS/Dogs/Breeds  • Codes are intended for electronic data interchange  • Liter...
Breaking it down               PET004010   PETS/Dogs/Breeds  • Codes are intended for electronic data interchange  • Liter...
How do you map       from BIC to BISAC?BISG WEBCAST                 © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   29www.bi...
New to the 2010 Edition…      BIC to BISAC Mapping Table  • Maps BIC 2, Revision 01 to BISAC 2010  • BIC Subject is mapped...
New to the 2010 Edition…      BIC to BISAC Mapping Table  • Where the BIC Subject is mapped to multiple     headings, the ...
New to the 2010 Edition…          BIC to BISAC Mapping Table    BIC                         BIC                 Instructio...
How does it work?                                                  Adoption                                               ...
General hints & tips        for Heading        assignment.BISG WEBCAST                © 2010, the Book Industry Study Grou...
General helpful hints  • When assigning multiple Headings, be logical…      •   A title cannot have both a juvenile and an...
Speaking of “GENERAL”…  • All main subject areas have GENERAL as a second     level term. This can be applied…      •   fo...
Speaking of “GENERAL”…  • All main subject areas have GENERAL as a second     level term. This can be applied…      •   fo...
When to use “NON-CLASSIFIABLE”  • NON000000 Non-Classifiable is reserved for items     that have no subject content (such ...
When to use “NON-CLASSIFIABLE”  • NON000000 Non-Classifiable is reserved for items     that have no subject content (such ...
What to do with inactivated codes  • Codes are inactivated with each annual edition  • Cumulative list of inactivated code...
What to do with inactivated codesBISG WEBCAST                   © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   41www.bisg.org
REMEMBER:    Headings describe   what a book is about,   not an opinion of it.BISG WEBCAST                     © 2010, the...
Most important helpful hint!  • The Heading you choose should reflect the primary     content of the book      •   It shou...
Exception to the rule? Of course!  • If the audience is grades K-12      •   use “Juvenile Fiction” (JUV) or “Juvenile Non...
New to 2010:RELIGION / Blasphemy, Heresy & ApostasyUsed for?...                          ORBISG WEBCAST                   ...
New to 2010:SOCIAL SCIENCE / Conspiracy TheoriesUsed for?...                          ORBISG WEBCAST                      ...
New to 2010:TRUE CRIME / White Collar CrimeUsed for?...                           ORBISG WEBCAST                          ...
And now…               a pop quiz!BISG WEBCAST                      © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   48www.bi...
Panorama                        By H. G. Adler                        From the publisher: Published for the first time in ...
Panorama                        By H. G. Adler                        From the publisher: Published for the first time in ...
Why?  B. FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Jewish  • Title is described as a “novel”.  • Regardless of the subject matter of...
Lost Encyclopedia                        By Tara Bennett & Paul Terry                        From the publisher: Featuring...
Lost Encyclopedia                        By Tara Bennett & Paul Terry                        From the publisher: Featuring...
Why?  C. PERFORMING ARTS/Television/Guides & Reviews  • Though this title is about a fictitious television show, it is    ...
Kardashian Konfidential                        By Kourtney, Kim & Khloe Kardashian                        From the publish...
Kardashian Konfidential                        By Kourtney, Kim & Khloe Kardashian                        From the publish...
Why?  A. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ Rich & Famous  • Although A is the closest answer, D would not be an     entirely inap...
Flyaway                   By Suzie Gilbert                   From the publisher: In this captivating memoir, Suzie        ...
Flyaway                   By Suzie Gilbert                   From the publisher: In this captivating memoir, Suzie        ...
Why?  A. NATURE / Animals / Birds     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal     Memoirs  • NATURE headings are used on titl...
Emma & the Vampires                         By Wayne Josephson                         From the publisher: Screenwriter Wa...
Emma & the Vampires                         By Wayne Josephson                         From the publisher: Screenwriter Wa...
Why?  B. FICTION / Romance / Gothic     FICTION / Humorous  • Though this is title is humorous, it is a work of fiction.  ...
Cracking the NCLEX-RN                        By The Princeton Review                        From the publisher: If its on ...
Cracking the NCLEX-RN                        By The Princeton Review                        From the publisher: If its on ...
Why?  C. MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review  • Although C is the best answer, B would be an     acceptable seco...
Coming up in the           2011 Edition.BISG WEBCAST                   © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.   67www...
Coming up in the 2011 Edition  • An expanded list of headings allowing for more     discoverability  • A survey asking you...
Thank you!         We’ll now take questions                                      ANGELA BOLE                              ...
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  1. 1. The NEW BISAC Subject Headings: Connecting Books and Readers This BISG WEBCAST took place Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern To register for future BISG Webcasts, please visit: http://www.bisg.org/event-cat-6-webcasts.phpBISG WEBCASTwww.bisg.org
  2. 2. BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 2www.bisg.org
  3. 3. Creating a more informed, empowered and efficient book industry supply chain for both physical and digital products. BISG is committed to the development of effective industry- wide standards, best practices, research and events that enhance relationships between trading partners. www.bisg.orgBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 3www.bisg.org
  4. 4. You’ll be hearing from today… ANGELA BOLE Deputy Executive Director Book Industry Study Group, Inc. Angela Bole is Deputy Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Based in New York City, BISG is an industry trade association working to create a more informed, empowered and efficient book industry supply chain for both digital and physical products. CONNIE HARBISON Director of Authority Control & Database Management Baker & Taylor Connie has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. She’s been involved in the BISAC Executive Ummm...not really... Committee since 2004, when she took on the role of BISAC Subject Codes Committee Chair. She also serves as BISAC Secretary and is a member of the BISAC Metadata Committee. Connie lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children and two dogs.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 4www.bisg.org
  5. 5. BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 5www.bisg.org
  6. 6. Today we’ll answer… What do Headings What are Subject look like? Headings? How are Headings How are new used? Headings created? Who sets the standard? How do you map from BIC to BISAC?BISG WEBCASTwww.bisg.org © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 6
  7. 7. What are Subject Headings & how are they used?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 7www.bisg.org
  8. 8. What are they? • An industry-approved list of terms used to describe the content of a book • 52 main subject areas • e.g. Computers, Family & Relationships, Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfiction, Nature • Over 3,600 distinct termsBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 8www.bisg.org
  9. 9. How are they used? • To transmit subject information between trading partners using a consistent syntax • To provide a common language for sales reporting • As search terms in bibliographic databases • As access points in online search • As bricks-and-mortar shelving guidesBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 9www.bisg.org
  10. 10. Who uses them? • Major businesses within the book industry, including: • Major retailers, especially those who sell online • B&N, Amazon • Data aggregators • Baker & Taylor, Bowker, Ingram • Increasing numbers of publishers • Wholesalers • Nielsen BookScanBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 10www.bisg.org
  11. 11. From Publisher - To Data Aggregator - To Online Bookseller (Sort of. . .)Publisher:Data Aggregator:Online Bookseller:BISG WEBCASTwww.bisg.org
  12. 12. Who sets the standard?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 12www.bisg.org
  13. 13. BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 13www.bisg.org
  14. 14. How are new Headings created?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 14www.bisg.org
  15. 15. How are Headings created? Often starts with YOU… BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Gay & Lesbian BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Entheogens & Visionary Substances COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Yaoi COOKING / Methods / Raw Food CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Knots, Macrame & Rope Work JUVENILE FICTION / Paranormal MEDICAL / Dentistry / Endodontics TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / TribologyBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 15www.bisg.org
  16. 16. How are Headings created? • All requests received from the industry are discussed and considered by Committee • Creation of a Heading is based on 3 factors: • Does the suggested Heading describe the content of the book and not the audience, format or language? • Are there at least 100 unique titles (from different publishers) in the supply chain that would have this Heading? • Would adding the requested Heading require extensive expansion of the list (we try to keep the number of Headings at around 3,000)?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 16www.bisg.org
  17. 17. Not so good requests… • “GEOGRAPHY ought to also be included in BISAC subject headings.” • “Would it be possible to create a new joint subject heading that combines Biography and History generally, to wit: "BIOGRAPHY & HISTORY"? • “We are looking for the code of poetry.” • “It would be very useful if you could add a Music listing for Cajun and Zydeco music. This genre is popular enough to deserve its own listing.”BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 17www.bisg.org
  18. 18. Not so good requests… • “How about adding AREA STUDIES as a major code with subsets for regions of the world, like Southeast Asia, Middle East, etc?” • “Could you please add "Nylon Flower Creations" category to your next list?”BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 18www.bisg.org
  19. 19. Better requests… • “Id like to suggest adding Travel - Asia - Korea.” • “You don’t have a stand-alone BISAC code for Humorous Quotations. You have a code for HUMOR / Anecdotes, for example, and a code for REFERENCE / Quotations. Humorous Quotations is a completely separate subset from the Reference option, but there is no where to assign it under Humor. REFERENCE / Quotations suggests a more scholarly publication, whereas Humor Quotations is a more light-hearted much less referential volume. It is a humor book first and a quotations books second. Please see my UK website www.blueeyedbooks.com for four examples of Humorous Quotations books.”BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 19www.bisg.org
  20. 20. Better requests… • “I would propose another new subject heading for so many STM titles (i.e., Cell Biology). SCIENCE/Life Sciences/Biology/Cell Biology. The heading SCIENCE/Life Sciences/Cytology is not the same.” • “We’d like to suggest further categories, which we could use for our publications: • MEDICAL/Dentistry/Implantology • MEDICAL/Dentistry/Endodontics • MEDICAL/Dentistry/Prosthodontics • MEDICAL/Dentistry/Oral Medicine”BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 20www.bisg.org
  21. 21. Best practices for request… • Be specific • Tell us exactly what you mean • Consider “Heading” and “Major Section” • Avoid overlap • Back it up! • Provide an exampleBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 21www.bisg.org
  22. 22. How often are Headings created? • Minor revisions to each main subject area are made on an ongoing basis based on need and incoming requests • Major revisions to each main subject area are made on a cyclical basis • New versions of the list are released on an annual basis • All requests received from the industry are discussed and considered by CommitteeBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 22www.bisg.org
  23. 23. What do Headings look like?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 23www.bisg.org
  24. 24. What do Headings look like? • 9-character alphanumeric Code (in the form AAA######) and a Literal (in the form SECTION NAME / Subheading) with further subheadings possible • Examples: • MAT002040 MATHEMATICS/Algebra/Intermediate • PET004010 PETS/Dogs/Breeds • TRV028000 TRAVEL/CruisesBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 24www.bisg.org
  25. 25. Breaking it down PET004010 PETS/Dogs/BreedsBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 25www.bisg.org
  26. 26. Breaking it down PET004010 PETS/Dogs/Breeds • Codes are intended for electronic data interchangeBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 26www.bisg.org
  27. 27. Breaking it down PET004010 PETS/Dogs/Breeds • Codes are intended for electronic data interchange • Literals are intended for print/display purposesBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 27www.bisg.org
  28. 28. Breaking it down PET004010 PETS/Dogs/Breeds • Codes are intended for electronic data interchange • Literals are intended for print/display purposes • The first three characters of a code represent the main subject areaBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 28www.bisg.org
  29. 29. How do you map from BIC to BISAC?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 29www.bisg.org
  30. 30. New to the 2010 Edition… BIC to BISAC Mapping Table • Maps BIC 2, Revision 01 to BISAC 2010 • BIC Subject is mapped to 1 to 3 BISAC Subjects • The mapping is for BIC Subject Categories only and does not take into account BIC Qualifiers.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 30www.bisg.org
  31. 31. New to the 2010 Edition… BIC to BISAC Mapping Table • Where the BIC Subject is mapped to multiple headings, the mapping is indicated as an E/O or an ALL). For mappings indicated as E/O (Either/Or), the user must select which of the mapped codes best fits the title. • For mapping done programmatically, the mapping job must choose either a single code to apply or all available codes.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 31www.bisg.org
  32. 32. New to the 2010 Edition… BIC to BISAC Mapping Table BIC BIC Instruction when BISAC Values Subject Literal Multiple BISAC Headings Available Multiple Headings BIC CODE BIC DESCRIPTION BISAC1_CODE BISAC1_LITERAL BISAC2_CODE BISAC2_LITERAL BISAC3_CODE BISAC3_LITERAL (E/O or ALL) FH Thriller / suspense E/O FIC030000 FICTION / Suspense FIC031000 FICTION / Thrillers FHD Espionage & spy thriller FIC006000 FICTION / Espionage FHP Political / legal thriller E/O FIC037000 FICTION / Political FIC034000 FICTION / Legal FIC031000 FICTION / Thrillers FJ Adventure FIC002000 FICTION / Action & Adventure FJH Historical adventure ALL FIC002000 FICTION / Action & Adventure FIC014000 FICTION / Historical FJM War & combat fiction FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military FJMC Napoleonic War fiction FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military FJMF First World War fiction ALL FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military FIC014000 FICTION / Historical FJMS Second World War fiction ALL FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military FIC014000 FICTION / Historical FJMV Vietnam War fiction ALL FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military FIC014000 FICTION / Historical FJW Westerns FIC033000 FICTION / WesternsBISG WEBCASTwww.bisg.org 32
  33. 33. How does it work? Adoption & FAM004000 Fostering FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering Family Law: Children LAW038010 Family LAW / Family Law / Children & FAM000000 Relationships FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / GeneralBISG WEBCASTwww.bisg.org
  34. 34. General hints & tips for Heading assignment.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 34www.bisg.org
  35. 35. General helpful hints • When assigning multiple Headings, be logical… • A title cannot have both a juvenile and an adult Heading • A title cannot have both a fiction and a nonfiction Heading (this includes juvenile: JUV and JNF headings should not be mixed) • Refer to usage notes found at the beginning of each main subject area • Cross-references may point you to a similar or related main subject areaBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 35www.bisg.org
  36. 36. Speaking of “GENERAL”… • All main subject areas have GENERAL as a second level term. This can be applied… • for books covering the topic at the broadest level • for books of a very narrow scope that cannot be better described by one of the other terms within the relevant sectionBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 36www.bisg.org
  37. 37. Speaking of “GENERAL”… • All main subject areas have GENERAL as a second level term. This can be applied… • for books covering the topic at the broadest level • for books of a very narrow scope that cannot be better described by one of the other terms within the relevant section Never use GENERAL if you’ve already identified a more specific Heading.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 37www.bisg.org
  38. 38. When to use “NON-CLASSIFIABLE” • NON000000 Non-Classifiable is reserved for items that have no subject content (such as blank books)BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 38www.bisg.org
  39. 39. When to use “NON-CLASSIFIABLE” • NON000000 Non-Classifiable is reserved for items that have no subject content (such as blank books) It might be frustrating, but never default to “Non- Classifiable” (NON) if you can’t find an appropriate Subject Heading for your book – Keep looking!BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 39www.bisg.org
  40. 40. What to do with inactivated codes • Codes are inactivated with each annual edition • Cumulative list of inactivated codes is maintained and is available at: http://www.bisg.org/activities- programs/activity.php?n=d&id=46&cid=20 • Inactivated codes already assigned to books should be replaced. • Instructions on code replacement are included on BISG website:BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 40www.bisg.org
  41. 41. What to do with inactivated codesBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 41www.bisg.org
  42. 42. REMEMBER: Headings describe what a book is about, not an opinion of it.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 42www.bisg.org
  43. 43. Most important helpful hint! • The Heading you choose should reflect the primary content of the book • It should not describe the format • It should not describe the audience • It should not describe the language • Other fields already exist in ONIX for theseBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 43www.bisg.org
  44. 44. Exception to the rule? Of course! • If the audience is grades K-12 • use “Juvenile Fiction” (JUV) or “Juvenile Nonfiction” (JNF) Headings • the specific grade and age can be supplied in the Audience Range Composite of the ONIX record • If the format is a graphic novel • use the “Graphic Novel” (CGN) Headings • or, if appropriate, the Juvenile Graphic Novel HeadingsBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 44www.bisg.org
  45. 45. New to 2010:RELIGION / Blasphemy, Heresy & ApostasyUsed for?... ORBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 45www.bisg.org
  46. 46. New to 2010:SOCIAL SCIENCE / Conspiracy TheoriesUsed for?... ORBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 46www.bisg.org
  47. 47. New to 2010:TRUE CRIME / White Collar CrimeUsed for?... ORBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 47www.bisg.org
  48. 48. And now… a pop quiz!BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 48www.bisg.org
  49. 49. Panorama By H. G. Adler From the publisher: Published for the first time in English, Panorama is a superb rediscovered novel of the Holocaust by a neglected modern master. One of a handful of death camp survivors to fictionalize his experiences in German, H. G. Adler is an essential author—referenced by W. G. Sebald in his classic novel Austerlitz, and a direct literary descendant of Kafka. A. HISTORY / Holocaust, HISTORY / Jewish B. FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Jewish C. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 49www.bisg.org
  50. 50. Panorama By H. G. Adler From the publisher: Published for the first time in English, Panorama is a superb rediscovered novel of the Holocaust by a neglected modern master. One of a handful of death camp survivors to fictionalize his experiences in German, H. G. Adler is an essential author—referenced by W. G. Sebald in his classic novel Austerlitz, and a direct literary descendant of Kafka. A. HISTORY / Holocaust, HISTORY / Jewish B. FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Jewish C. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 50www.bisg.org
  51. 51. Why? B. FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Jewish • Title is described as a “novel”. • Regardless of the subject matter of the book, it should not be classified outside of FICTION. • FICTION headings should generally not be mixed with non-fiction headings.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 51www.bisg.org
  52. 52. Lost Encyclopedia By Tara Bennett & Paul Terry From the publisher: Featuring more than 400 pages and over 1500 images, the LOST Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive guide to the characters, items, locations, plotlines, relationships, and mythologies from all six seasons of the landmark series. . . A. REFERENCE / Encyclopedias B. FICTION / Media Tie-In C. PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides & Reviews D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 52www.bisg.org
  53. 53. Lost Encyclopedia By Tara Bennett & Paul Terry From the publisher: Featuring more than 400 pages and over 1500 images, the LOST Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive guide to the characters, items, locations, plotlines, relationships, and mythologies from all six seasons of the landmark series. . . A. REFERENCE / Encyclopedias B. FICTION / Media Tie-In C. PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides & Reviews D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 53www.bisg.org
  54. 54. Why? C. PERFORMING ARTS/Television/Guides & Reviews • Though this title is about a fictitious television show, it is not itself fiction. • The REFERENCE heading is not wrong, but does not fully describe the subject matter of the title. The REFERENCE heading could be used as secondary heading. • If a heading in the REFERENCE section is to be used, it is recommended that any topical subjects be assigned first (where appropriate).BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 54www.bisg.org
  55. 55. Kardashian Konfidential By Kourtney, Kim & Khloe Kardashian From the publisher: The stars of not one but two #1 reality television shows, and frequent cover girls on all the weekly celebrity magazines, Kourtney, Kim & Khloé Kardashian live large and glamorous lives. But not everything is on the screen—how they really live, get along (and feud) as sisters is the subject of the Kardashians’ very first book. A. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous B. NONCLASSIFIABLE C. SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational D. HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & GroomingBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 55www.bisg.org
  56. 56. Kardashian Konfidential By Kourtney, Kim & Khloe Kardashian From the publisher: The stars of not one but two #1 reality television shows, and frequent cover girls on all the weekly celebrity magazines, Kourtney, Kim & Khloé Kardashian live large and glamorous lives. But not everything is on the screen—how they really live, get along (and feud) as sisters is the subject of the Kardashians’ very first book. A. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous B. NONCLASSIFIABLE C. SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational D. HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & GroomingBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 56www.bisg.org
  57. 57. Why? A. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ Rich & Famous • Although A is the closest answer, D would not be an entirely inappropriate selection. • The answer most unacceptable is B. Nonclassifiable should never be used when you look at a book and question “What the heck is this about – I cannot possibly classify it”. • Use Nonclassifiable for books with no constant (blank books, address books), not for those lacking substantial content.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 57www.bisg.org
  58. 58. Flyaway By Suzie Gilbert From the publisher: In this captivating memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. A. NATURE / Animals / Birds BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs B. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs C. MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Small Animal BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs D. All of the Above (with only one BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs heading)BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 58www.bisg.org
  59. 59. Flyaway By Suzie Gilbert From the publisher: In this captivating memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. A. NATURE / Animals / Birds BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs B. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs C. MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Small Animal BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs D. All of the Above (with only one BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs heading)BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 59www.bisg.org
  60. 60. Why? A. NATURE / Animals / Birds BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs • NATURE headings are used on titles aimed at a lay audience. • Title is a personal memoir clearly not aimed at a scholarly or professional audience. • The audience for a work is usually general or scholarly/professional, usually not both.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 60www.bisg.org
  61. 61. Emma & the Vampires By Wayne Josephson From the publisher: Screenwriter Wayne Josephson casts Mr. Knightley as one of the most handsome and noble of the gentlemen village vampires. Blithely unaware of their presence, Emma, who imagines she has a special gift for matchmaking, attempts to arrange the affairs of her social circle with delightfully disastrous results. A. HUMOR / Form / Parodies B. FICTION / Romance / Gothic FICTION / Humorous C. HUMOR / Topic / Relationships D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 61www.bisg.org
  62. 62. Emma & the Vampires By Wayne Josephson From the publisher: Screenwriter Wayne Josephson casts Mr. Knightley as one of the most handsome and noble of the gentlemen village vampires. Blithely unaware of their presence, Emma, who imagines she has a special gift for matchmaking, attempts to arrange the affairs of her social circle with delightfully disastrous results. A. HUMOR / Form / Parodies B. FICTION / Romance / Gothic FICTION / Humorous C. HUMOR / Topic / Relationships D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 62www.bisg.org
  63. 63. Why? B. FICTION / Romance / Gothic FICTION / Humorous • Though this is title is humorous, it is a work of fiction. The HUMOR subjects would really not be appropriate. • Mash-up books are seen as distinct from parody since they do not merely make fun of the original text, or tell an alternative version of it, but also introduce the themes and characteristics of a wholly different genre. • Possible new heading – FICTION / Mash-ups?BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 63www.bisg.org
  64. 64. Cracking the NCLEX-RN By The Princeton Review From the publisher: If its on the NCLEX-RN, its in this book. Cracking the NCLEX-RN includes: Access to multiple practice tests online; Practical information on the what, when, where, and how of the NCLEX-RN; Tons of realistic examples and practice drills; Thorough review of multiple systems: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, integumentary, endocrine, and more; Complete coverage of nursing care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. A. REFERENCE / Questions & Answers B. STUDY AIDS / Professional C. MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 64www.bisg.org
  65. 65. Cracking the NCLEX-RN By The Princeton Review From the publisher: If its on the NCLEX-RN, its in this book. Cracking the NCLEX-RN includes: Access to multiple practice tests online; Practical information on the what, when, where, and how of the NCLEX-RN; Tons of realistic examples and practice drills; Thorough review of multiple systems: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, integumentary, endocrine, and more; Complete coverage of nursing care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. A. REFERENCE / Questions & Answers B. STUDY AIDS / Professional C. MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review D. All of the AboveBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 65www.bisg.org
  66. 66. Why? C. MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review • Although C is the best answer, B would be an acceptable secondary subject. • How do you know this heading exists if you are looking in the STUDY AIDS section? Use the cross- references! STUDY AIDS / NCLEX see MEDICAL / Nursing / Test Preparation & ReviewBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 66www.bisg.org
  67. 67. Coming up in the 2011 Edition.BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 67www.bisg.org
  68. 68. Coming up in the 2011 Edition • An expanded list of headings allowing for more discoverability • A survey asking you what sections you think are in need of the most work and what you would like to see the committee concentrate on • Scope notes (will be released as each section is completed) • Best Practices document • BISAC to BIC MappingBISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 68www.bisg.org
  69. 69. Thank you! We’ll now take questions ANGELA BOLE Deputy Executive Director Book Industry Study Group angela@bisg.org www.bisg.org CONNIE HARBISON Director of Authority Control & Database Management Baker & Taylor Connie.Harbison@baker-taylor.com http://www.btol.com/ Ummm...not really...BISG WEBCAST © 2010, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. 69www.bisg.org
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