BISG’s Rights Committee launches a new rights taxonomy

BISG maintains five standing committees: metadata, rights, subject codes, supply chain, and workflow. They meet monthly, working to solve problems that affect two or more parts of the industry. While some of the problems they address are immediate and pressing, many are "horizon" issues that block industry growth or limit opportunities to try new approaches. [...]

BISG’s Rights Committee launches a new rights taxonomy2020-02-10T11:39:47-05:00

One Step Ahead – Designing Innovation 

With the Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft provides a comprehensive technology platform and thus finally completes the strategy change from a product provider to a technology supplier, to an “enabler”. It gives us powerful development tools and services to innovate and deliver real innovation and value in our collaboration with publishers and media companies. How do we [...]

One Step Ahead – Designing Innovation 2019-10-01T05:56:32-04:00

BISG Webinar on Chinese Tariffs moderated by knk

David Hetherington, knk’s Chief Marketing Office USA, moderated a discussion hosted by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) on September 3rd, 2019, on the hot topic of Import tariffs on books entering the US from China. The event was a roaring success with 250 (two hundred fifty) companies/individuals registered. The two speakers (Mr. Carrick Wilkie [...]

BISG Webinar on Chinese Tariffs moderated by knk2019-09-11T03:36:22-04:00

Artificial Intelligence in the enterprise – How smart?

In 2016, Deep-Mind software AlphaGo won the first game of Go against the world’s best player at the time, Lee Sedol. What? Computers are getting intelligent! Twenty years earlier, Deep Blue won a chess game against Garry Kasparov. Sensational! Software is now unbeatable! The truth is that nowadays software can make intelligent decisions and is [...]

Artificial Intelligence in the enterprise – How smart?2019-09-11T03:37:43-04:00

Blockchain technology – real-time credibility?

Microsoft, in cooperation with EY (Ernst&Young), announced an ambitious project that will simplify considerably the administration of content and license rights in the future. The solution is based on blockchain technology, which is becoming more and more popular, and could soon become appealing for all companies that have to manage complex license, patents and copyrights. [...]

Blockchain technology – real-time credibility?2019-08-05T06:48:01-04:00

Print is dead! Long live Print! Why print will always survive

The clock for print products is ticking; the end is in sight! That was the prevailing opinion since the start of the new millennium. “Online publications are faster, more up-to-date and cheaper to produce, so they will soon completely supersede print!” For a long time, this opinion was almost unanimous. And then, somehow, the expiration [...]

Print is dead! Long live Print! Why print will always survive2019-07-08T07:59:36-04:00

Are you listening?

What to consider starting with social listening projects Social Listening, often referred to as Social Engagement, has matured from its beginnings several years ago as a new marketing tool. Originally conceived to help identify trends more quickly and avoid possible screw-ups, it is now also used to identify influencers and target groups. Furthermore, it is [...]

Are you listening?2018-07-16T16:22:16-04:00

knk joins the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

Press Release London, 17 November 2017 knk joins the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) knk Business Software has joined the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) as an associated member. “This cooperation allows us to display our profound knowledge of the industry and the challenges laying ahead“, says Carsten Krause, Managing Director knk UK. “The PPA supports its [...]

knk joins the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)2017-11-17T04:16:26-05:00
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