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 Bash - September 2014!

In response to all the feedback we received at our May 2013 Open Day, and following the success of the February 2014 BIC Bash (see photos and sponsor feedback via the link below), we're delighted to be hosting this BIC Members Only networking event on 16th September. This particular Bash will take place at the Benugo Bar & Kitchen, BFI, Southbank.

This event is kindly sponsored by:

Codemantra website 



New Trends in Publishing Seminar 8th September 2014

This event will be hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) this year - a stunning venue to hear industry experts debate and predict the future new trends in the book industry.
Click here for the programme.
More information and registration can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you there!


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.