BIC membership includes the right to sit on and influence the work of the BIC UK Thema National Group.

The BIC UK Thema National Group reports into the BIC Metadata committee and is one of many Thema National Groups that operate throughout the book industry globally, In summary this group is responsible for influencing and providing UK industry feedback with regards to the development of the Thema standard specification. The group also collaborates on best practice recommendations and/or issues, industry training requirements and the promotion of the Thema standard generally. Feedback from this group is submitted to the International Thema Steering Committee which meets twice a year at the Frankfurt and London book fairs to discuss and agree any proposed updates to, or development of  the standard. The group also receives regular updates and feedback from the International Thema Steering Committee. 

This UK group currently has representation from the following BIC member organisations:

  • Amazon
  • Bloomsbury
  • Cambridge University Press
  • DK
  • HarperCollins
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Nielsen
  • Pearson
  • Penguin Random House
  • Virtusales
  • Waterstones

Want to join the BIC UK Thema National Group? 

If your organisation is a BIC member and would like to join this group, please contact BIC.

Minutes from meetings

Anyone from a BIC member organisation may request to receive copies of minutes from previous meetings of this group, please contact BIC