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.

What's New

BIC Training Programme for 2018

We're delighted to report that almost all of BIC's training courses have now been scheduled for 2018. In addition, we have realeased the first ever BIC Training Course Brochure; view an electronic copy, here.

Find out more about BIC's extensive training programme by clicking on the following link...


BIC Realtime Implementation Guide - available now!

We're thrilled to say that the BIC Realtime API / web service Implementation Guide is now available. Get your copy by registering here: http://eepurl.com/b-dqZD

BIC Realtime establishes a set of standard messages to enable computers to communicate with each other via the internet in real-time, requesting information and receiving an immediate response. This is for virtually all book businesses which hold databases of information (e.g. distributors, wholesalers and data providers) which could be of use to their trading partners (e.g. booksellers). Find out more here: 


BIC RFID Privacy Code of Practice and Policy documents - available now!

We're delighted to report that the BIC RFID Privacy Task & Finish Working Group has now completed its work on the draft RFID Privacy Code of Practice and Policy documents. If your organisation is concerned about RFID Privacy, the potential impact of the EU mandates which may come into legislation in future or you would like to find out more about the duties of libraries to explain the risk of RFID to its patrons, please regiser here to obtain your copy: http://eepurl.com/cXhI61

For further information, please visit the following webpage:



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