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Building a relevant book publishing industry for the future: Roles

Last week I posted some of my notes from a panel discussion on the subject of Building a relevant book industry for the future: Diversity, Content and Data at the BIC New Trends in Publishing seminar. Below is the second installment in this series of three blogs.  New roles and new skills Q: Despite how the industry…

Building a relevant book industry for the future: Diversity, Content and Data.

Earlier this month, I was invited to join a panel discussion on the subject of Building a relevant book industry for the future: Diversity, Content and Data at the BIC New Trends in Publishing seminar. The panel was moderated by Karina Luke, Executive Director at BIC and I sat alongside three excellent expert panellists, Sheila Lambie, Senior…

BIC Consultant, Heather OConnell, reports back from the first BIC Production Training session in Italy

I’ve just got back from four days in Italy with Printer Trento’s Jo Clark, running the first BIC Colour Print and Paper Course. We had three trainees with us, Rebecca Evans and Charlotte Dolan from Harper Collins, and Rick Hunt from Ordnance Survey. The sun shone, everyone learned a lot and had fun.We all arrived…

BIC Inaugural Open Day

BIC’s First Open Day was held at RIBA on 15th May. Great turnout filling the Wren Room on the 5th Floor and a succession of speakers, mainly the chairs of BIC committees and Karina our Exec Director. All keen to tell the membership what they’ve been up to over the last few months and what’s…

BIC Breakfast January 2013 The Metadata Session Blog!

“Coffee, Croissants and Metadata”Sponsored by Bowker, Guest Speaker Emma Barnes After the initial panic that arose following the explosion of a teabag at the refreshments station (thanks Claire), the first BIC Breakfast of 2013 – and of the 21st Century – got off to a good start. If we averaged out arrival times collectively, we…

BIC BATTLE OF THE LIBRARY SYSTEMS! Guest Speaker Mick Fortune sums up the debate

A BIC event held 28th November 2012CILIP Building, London THE MOTION: “Open source is about distributed innovation and will become the dominant way of producing software” “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from man to pig again; but already it was impossible to say which was which”…