Welcome to BIC
BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.
New Production Training Courses
Developed in consultation with BIC’s Production Directors Steering Committee, (a committee comprised of the following BIC Member Publishers: Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Egmont UK, Harper Collins, Cambridge University Press, Hachette, Informa and Pearson), these courses provide up-to-date, technical, practical and commercial content to help Production Professionals better understand and meet the changing requirements of the industry. Courses include An Introduction to Colour Printing, An Introduction to Production, Pre-Press for Publishing, Understanding Paper, Shipping Explained, and are held at various locations across Europe.
Thema: Global Classification Scheme Published!
The first ‘live’ version of Thema 1.0 was approved by the Steering Committee during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013, and has been published on the Thema section of the EDItEUR website. Thema is free to use.
Just published: Draft implementation Guidelines for UKSLC in UKMARC and MARC21
The UKSLC, the BIC subject code scheme for libraries, has been available for several months and some members have requested some extra guidance on implementation, specifically in migrating from the old e4libraries subject scheme to the new UKSLC subject scheme using UKMARC and MARC21.
BIC Breakfasts have by now become regular affairs in the BIC calendar; and at BIC we hope this frequency allows their...