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.
BIC’s Supply Chain Excellence Award Accreditation Scheme is now accepting applications for 2016!
This scheme enables book industry organisations to demonstrate the efficiency of their supply chains for physical and digital products. It is open to any organisation active in the book trade including distributors publishers, booksellers, wholesalers, and systems and service providers.
Applying to be accredited is free and open to BIC members and non-members alike. Has your organisation applied? DEADLINE for applications is Friday 4th March 2016.
Further information about the Accreditation Scheme can be found here:
NFC and the use of RFID in Libraries - Information for Librarians
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely used in libraries for a whole range of activities from self-issue and return, security, stock management, sortation and more. So now is a good time to consider the possible impact of smartphones (and tablets) on library systems using RFID.
What are the possible negative implications of this joining of technologies that library managers should be aware of, and what steps might mitigate any potential threat? This document seeks to answer these questions:
For information about the BIC Library Commitee, please go to the following link:
BIC Training Courses 2016
BIC's training programme - designed for publishing professionals and run by industry experts - is going from strength to strength. Now well-established in the trade, BIC courses are recognised for providing knowledge and learning in practices across the book supply chain, from metadata to eBook production, colour printing to Thema, shipping to ONIX & XML.
As promised last week, we’ll focus this time on the impact that New Trends in Publishing ( #bicnewtrends ...