DOI Digital Object Identifier
A digital object identifier (DOI) is both a unique identifier (like the ISBN) and a
new kind of permanent hyperlink on the Internet. As an identifier it provides some of the
same benefits as the ISBN -- in fact the ISBN itself can be used as the suffix of the DOI,
especially where the DOI is used for a book at the title level. But the benefits of the
DOI extend beyond the physical book at the title level -- e.g. it can include all the
different formats of the book (print, audio, HTML, PDF, e-Book) and also individual chapters,
illustrations or other "components." It can also facilitate supply-chain interactions in
the online environment because of its dual role as both identifier and actual hyperlink.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The ANSI Federation's primary goal is
the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life
by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems
and promoting their integrity. The Institute represents the interests of its nearly 1,400
company, organization, government agency, institutional and international members. ANSI
does not itself develop American National Standards (ANSs); rather it facilitates
development by establishing consensus among qualified groups.
Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee (BISAC)
BISAC, the Book Industry
Systems Advisory Committee began as a result of a meeting to promote the use of the ISBN
in the publishing industry. It has been the main standards forum of the Book Industry Study
Group since 1980, and is responsible for helping to develop and maintain technology and
electronic commerce standards for the entire publishing industry.
Cataloging in Publication (CIP)
The purpose of the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program is to
prepare prepublication cataloging records for those books most likely
to be widely acquired by the nation's libraries.
For further information about the CIP program and how your publishing
house may apply for participation in the program, write to:
Library of Congress, Cataloging in Publication Division, COLL/CIP
(4320) Washington, DC 20450-4320.
EDItEUR is an organization established and sponsored
by the Federation of European Publishers, the European Booksellers Federation and the European
Bureau of Library, Information & Documentation Associations, to co-ordinate the development,
promotion and implementation of electronic commerce in the international books and serials sector.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, one from each country. The mission of ISO is to promote
the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a code used on catalogues, databases or commercial transactions each time serial publications are involved. In order to fulfil its goal in an efficient way, the ISSN, as any standardized international code, must be universally used. It is thus available for all partners concerned, at each stage of the information chain.
Library of Congress (LC)
The Library of Congress' mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those above high school age without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers.
Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)
The Library of Congress Control Number or LCCN is a number assigned by the Library of
Congress to an individual bibliographic item.
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO)is a nonprofit association accredited as a standards developer by the American National Standards Institute, the national clearinghouse for voluntary standards development in the U.S. NISO is a leader in shaping international standards. The goal in using technical standards in information services, libraries, and publishing is to achieve compatibility and therefore interoperability between equipment, data, practices, and procedures in order to make information services more productive.
PubEasy.com is an Internet inquiry and ordering service for the global bookselling industry.
Booksellers from almost 100 countries use this service daily to access title, price and availability information,
to place orders, check order status, and to access catalogs from participating publishers,
distributors and wholesalers, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
PUBNET, the Electronic Commerce division of AAP, provides electronic data interchange service (EDI) to over 90 publishers representing hundreds of subsidiaries and imprints. Over 3,700
bookstores, libraries, wholesalers, and schools are now buying books electronically through PUBNET®, making it the largest EDI trading community of booksellers and publishers in the world. PUBNET® also maintains a high-quality title database of over 340,000 titles from PUBNET® publishers. This database, specifically designed for the higher education market, is linked to the
ordering system to facilitate the fulfillment process and can also be accessed separately as a product information source.
United States Copyright Office (USCO)
United States Copyright Office (USCO) is an organization "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries" (U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8)
X*NET - Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (EPCA)
was created by the Evangelical Christian and Protestant Church-Owned Publishers Association/Christian Booksellers Association/Gospel Music Association to provide electronic data interchange service (EDI) to publishers within the Christian community. X.NET results in faster turn-around, improved accuracy and lower operating costs for Christian publishing, music, gifts, and other aspects of the industry.