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“At BIC we offer leadership through listening and building best practice in the book supply chain to sustain the health of the publishing industry. From Thema codes to metadata, sustainability to ONIX, here our expert-led hub provides all the resources needed. We look forward to working with you.”
Karina Urquhart
BIC Executive Director

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Latest BIC Bite Clarifies When to Assign New ISBNs
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Latest BIC Bite Clarifies When to Assign New ISBNs

If you or your colleagues have ever been unsure when to assign a new ISBN, or what the rules are, then our recently published BIC Bite has the answers. It’s a short paper written by industry experts from our membership and offers guidance and advice with real-world examples. You can find it in the Resource…

BIC In Practice , Physical Supply Chain
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‘BIC In Practice’: Physical Supply Chain

Our ‘BIC In Practice’ focus for March is the Physical Supply Chain. The physical supply chain has continually evolved over its long history in the book industry. The pace of that change has accelerated rapidly since the pandemic and combined with a focus on making environmentally conscious decisions means that effective standards and best practices…

BIC In Practice: Libraries
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BIC In Practice: Libraries

The Library sector forms an integral part of the book industry. BIC’s work in this area supports this vital resource, enabling access to books freely and equally to readers across the country.

BIC- In Practice - Digital Supply Chain
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BIC In Practice: Digital Supply Chain

A relative newcomer in comparison to the long evolution of the physical supply chain, effective standards and best practices are particularly crucial in this area to ensure industry organisations have the tools required to create and maintain a consistent and adaptable digital supply chain. 

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