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

UK Book Industry ONIX 3.0 survey

We would like to invite YOU to participate in this survey

This survey has been sent to key stakeholder organisations in the UK book industry in order for BIC to gain an informed understanding of how and where the standard is being adopted, what (if any) the obstacles to implementation might be, what benefits organisations have derived from implementing ONIX 3.0 and so on. 

There are 2 survey question sets as follows; each containing 32-35 questions, consisting mainly of multiple-choice tick boxes, which should each take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete: 

ONIX 3.0 survey for data providers
ONIX 3.0 survey for data recipients

The deadline for responses to this survey is Friday 15th June 2018, after which date the survey will be closed and no further responses will be accepted.


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 Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines - available now!

We're delighted to announce that the BIC Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Products has now been published. This document is designed to offer guidance and advice on the communication of changes of ownership via acquisition, divestment or merger. An accompanying document, “Mergers and Acquisitions: an Introduction to the Role of your Legal Team” - which has been kindly written by Harbottle & Lewis LLP - covers the key preliminary legal work areas. Both document are available on the BIC website, here.



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