Berne Convention:

The Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, signed at Berne, Switzerland, in 1886, and all acts, protocols, and revisions thereto. The member countries constitute a Union for the protection of the rights of authors in their literary and artistic works. Authors shall enjoy, in respect of works for which they are protected in their own country the same protection in member countries.

Best Edition:

The “best edition” of a work is the edition, published in United States at any time before the date of deposit, which the Library of Congress determines to be most suitable for his purposes.

Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee (BISAC):

Began as a result of a meeting to promote the use of the ISBN in the publishing industry. It has been the main standards forum of the Book Industry Study Group since 1980, and is responsible for helping to develop and maintain technology and electronic commerce standards for the entire publishing industry.