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.
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.
Our ‘BIC: In Practice’ focus for July is Metadata and Classification, the crucial framework underpinning the efficiency and smooth-running of the book industry through accurate and timely sharing of data between organisations. Organisations can go a long way towards achieving this by streamlining and standardising their processes through using and promoting best practice and industry…
BIC: In Practice is an information series, drawing together BIC’s vast array of work across the book supply chain into six key focus areas: Greening the Supply Chain, Data & Classification, Physical Supply Chain, Digital Supply Chain, Libraries and Business. Under these umbrella areas, we will outline and signpost all of the projects, collaborations, benefits,…
Thema is a multilingual subject category scheme designed for organisations in all sectors of the global book publishing business. It enhances merchandising, discoverability and potential sales of books by simplifying the communication of accurate and detailed subject information across international markets.
The most significant changes in the book industry can be made to help organisations lower their carbon footprints and become greener through the supply chain. Our promise is to commit to championing the green agenda and to provide organisations with the tools and resources to help them make their supply chains greener and more sustainable.
We’re delighted to announce that the BIC board has now signed off on our 2023 – 2024 strategy! Below you’ll find an outline of what that means in practical terms and how it impacts our members and the wider publishing industry.
As the global publishing industry focuses on London this spring, there will be a real emphasis on not only ‘defining the future of creative content’, but the role of sustainability within that.
Whatever our routes into the book industry, many of us are driven by a genuine love of books, reading and learning. It’s what contributes to an industry with a real sense of community, many friendships amongst the working relationships and a shared purpose – to sustain the health and future prosperity of the industry.
After months of planning and hard work behind the scenes, BIC has a new online home. We are currently in the BETA version, allowing us to test and implement further improvements as users begin to navigate around the new site. As ever at BIC, we are very receptive to feedback, so please get in touch…