Recently I had a digitization service bureau mention the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. to me. Among the member companies are organizations that we know are involved in digitization, e.g., Amazon, Google and Microsoft. One of the BISG's committees is the Digital Standards Committee. This committee's purpose is to "develop – with input from all relevant constituencies – industry-wide standards for the online discovery, browsing, search and distribution of books and related content in digital form."
This is another player in the realm of digitization that we need to pay attention to.
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