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BIC AT FRANKFURT 2012 – BIC’s Consultant Simon Edwards on this year’s Book Fair

Frankfurt 2012 was its usual busy self, large crowds, queues to get into Halle Acht, long but generally productive meetings, announcements, poor hotels and late nights.But over the years it has become something of a habit to go, meet with people we could probably have seen in the UK and have amazingly productive and positive…

All change at BIC

Most of you will have seen the announcement that Karina Luke will be taking over as Executive Director of BIC in April and will be joining us on 16 February. Karina has been a long-standing friend and supporter of BIC and we are delighted that she is coming on board. She brings with her from…

Hope for the library sector?

The news that 34 organisations now hold e4libraries accreditation may not sound much but, in a year when most of the news about libraries has been bad, it has been very encouraging that progress has been made in so many places in cutting costs and improving library users’ experiences. The e4libraries campaign has been based…

What’s happened to digital?

The last six months have seen a sea change in the publishing world’s attitudes to digital products. That’s not to say that e-books and digital delivery have in any way lost their momentum: sales continue to grow; new devices are launched; and new platforms and opportunities go on emerging. But much of the hype has…

IRI: was it worth it?

BIC spent the better part of a decade working out the detail of the Industry Returns Initiative proposed by KPMG in the late 90s; and with OUP adopting it a month or so ago it has now probably gone about as far as it is going towards a universal UK standard. Although implementation was much…

Our New Website

As you can see, we have redesigned the BIC web site. We hope you will like it and quickly find your way around it. In fact the overall structure of the site is unchanged, as it seems to be serving its primary purpose well. We would welcome any comments or suggestions.