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

The BIC Bash 2018


We are delighted to announce that the BIC Bash 2018 - our annual, BIC MEMBERS-ONLY, networking event - will take place this year on Tuesday 13th November, 6:30pm onwards at The Square Pig, Holborn. 

As is usual for all BIC Bashes, there will be no long speeches, no slides and no presentations! Simply a great opportunity to relax after work, meet with your fellow BIC Members, exchange thoughts / ideas, and have fun.

During the BIC Bash, we actively assist in connecting people. There will be a pub quiz during the course of the evening (with a cash prize for the winning team) which is intended to get everyone mixing! Don't worry about organising teams, we will arrange all that for you on the night.

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and are for BIC Members only.


Register now to avoid disappointment, here

This event is kindly sponsored by  


BIC Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA)

We're delighted to announce the launch of the BIC Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA) Accreditation Scheme! TEiLA is a new accreditation scheme designed by BIC for libraries and their suppliers which encourages and rewards libraries for their adoption of best practice and industry standards, and their investment in beneficial technologies. Find out more about the Scheme, including how and why your organisation should apply, here.

NB: if your organisation previously obtained a BIC e4Libraries award, the TEiLA Transition Schedule will be of particular interest to you. Find out when your organisation should apply for TEiLA Accreditation in 2018/19, here.


BIC's ONIX Survey Report 2018 - available now!

We're delighted to announce the publication of the BIC ONIX Survey Report 2018.

In early 2018, BIC issued a survey for all stakeholder organisations in the UK book industry that either send or receive (or both) data via ONIX to complete; this survey was open to ONIX 2.1 and ONIX 3.0 users alike. The responses received have helped BIC to gain an informed understanding of how and where the ONIX 3.0 standard is being adopted, what (as applicable) the obstacles to implementation are, what benefits organisations have derived from implementing ONIX 3.0 and so on.

In line with the BIC Privacy Policy, to obtain a copy of the BIC ONIX Survey Report 2018 (free of charge), please register here.



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