BISG Releases Search and Discovery Standard for Digital

BISG announced the release of a new standard for search and discoverability of digital content yesterday.

The new standard, BookDROP, is intended to support the search and discovery of digital book content on the Web and was developed jointly by the Book Industry Study Group and the Association of American Publishers.

The overall goal of BookDROP is to encourage the discovery, search, browse and distribution of digital book content across the Web while allowing publishers to manage the quality and availability of their content.

The technical specification is freely available, along with background documents prepared by the Association of American Publishers, from the BISG website at