On Monday 8th September, BIC’s New Trends in Publishing Seminar went to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – a great space to contemplate the future of book industry and network with colleagues and other BIC members.

A programme for the day can be found here.

Topics covered included:

  • Accessibility in the book industry – what next? (An update from RNIB).
  • Building a relevant book industry for the future: Diversity, Content and Data (panel discussion).
  • Developments in Digital Inspection and Review Copies – the impact on the book industry, what lessons might be learned and applied elsewhere in the industry by this type of innovation. NetGalley explore this topic and guide us through their award winning* approach. 
  • Auto-Stock-Replenishment – what is it, how does it work, what are the benefits/challenges? (panel discussion).
  • Extending ONIX beyond XML – ONIX is the global standard for computer-to-computer communication of book trade metadata between partners in the book and e-book supply chains. From the outset, it has been an XML-based format. Graham Bell discusses how and why ONIX could be extended to non-XML syntaxes.

Speakers at this event included:

  • Graham Bell, Executive Director and Chief Data Architect, EDItEUR
  • Stuart Evers, UK Community Manager, NetGalley UK – winners of The Bookseller Supply Chain Innovation Award
  • Helen Gunesekera, Reading Services Publishing Manager, RNIB
  • Richard Hoban, Head of Customer Services, Penguin Random House
  • Sheila Lambie, Senior Lecturer, Marketing in Publishing, Oxford Brookes University
  • Karina Luke, Executive Director, Book Industry Communication Ltd
  • Kate McFarlan, Strategic Director, Clays
  • Fiona McIntosh, Group Production Director, Orion Books
  • Hajera Memon, Managing Director, Shade 7 Limited 
  • Paul Porter, Accessible Technology, RNIB 
  • Helen Speedy, Manager, Atwood Tate 
  • Nigel Warner, CEO, Creative Access 

Further information about the speakers can be found here.

This year, BIC hosted its New Trends  in Publishing Seminar at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The event took place on the sixth floor of RIBA in the lovely Wren and Hawksmoor Rooms. And since the sun was shining, we were able to take our drinks and food onto the charming terrace, with views across London. Please see the photographs below!

Click here to see Stuart Evers’ presentation slides regarding the Developments in Digital Inspection and Review Copies

Click here to see Graham Bell’s presentation slides regarding the Extension of ONIX Beyond XML