About the Metadata Committee

BIC members interested in joining the BIC Metadata Sub-Committee should read the Terms of Reference and complete the application form here and send to info@bic.org.uk.

Please note, the opportunity to sit on any BIC Committee or Group is reserved solely for BIC members. 

Current Committee Membership

Full NameBIC Member Organisation
Graham BellEDItEUR
John BellHarperCollins
Helen BlountUsbourne
Imogen BlundellNosy Crow
Catriona BrownCanongate Books Ltd
Jo Burgesknk Publishing Software
Galina ChavdarovaHachette UK
Dan FriddAbove the Treeline
Lora FriedenthalScribd
Toby GillVirtusales Publishing Solutions
Eric GreenBibliographic Data Services
Sabine GuerryCloudPublish
Alex HarrisonBloomsbury Publishing
Kitty Kennedy / Ingrid ArnoldDorling Kindersley
Azar HussainFaber & Faber
Eleanor JonesPan Macmillan
Vlad KrizPenguin Random House
Jessica PatientNielsen BookData
Sylvia PeggThe Royal Society of Chemistry
Chris SaynorEDItEUR
James L. SmithEurospan
Antonia SquireThe Bookshop
Jack TippingBooksoniX
Karina UrquhartBIC
Gabrielle Wallington (Deputy)Waterstones
Howard WillowsNielsen BookData
Jon Windus (Chair)Nielsen BookData

Current agenda items include:

  • Keywords best practice                                                                               
  • Updates on BIC’s project work                                                               
  • Matching ISNIs to publishers’ author data trial                                   
  • BIC Metadata Excellence Award (MEA) Scheme           
  • Watching Brief: ONIX Subtitle & Promotional Headline fields       
  • UK ONIX National Group Update                                                                
  • UK Thema National Group Update                                                                                               

Minutes from meetings

Copies of the notes from the most recent, or any past meetings of this committee, are available (to BIC members only) upon request via: contact us

Committee meetings frequency

Quarterly Committee Meetings: January, May, July, October.

National Groups feeding into this Committee

UK ONIX National Group

Meeting notes: 
Notes from the most recent meeting (and all meetings prior) are available on request (to BIC members only), contact us.

Quarterly Meetings: March, June, September, December.

UK Thema National Group

Meeting notes: Notes from the most recent meeting (and all meetings prior) are available on request (to BIC members only), contact us.

Quarterly Meetings: March, June, September, December.