Welcome to BIC

BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.

What's New

BIC's Building a Better Business Seminar at London Book Fair 2015

Since 1999, BIC's annual supply chain seminar at LBF has provided both national and international representatives of the book industry, and members of the public, with an opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the supply chain.

This year's seminar - Building a Better Business - is taking place on Thursday 16th April, 10am-12pm in Olympia's Conference Room 2, Conference Centre.

For more information about this seminar and to see the programme and confirmed speakers, please click on the following link. Alternatively, come and visit us at our stand: 7K39!

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NFC and the use of RFID in Libraries - Information for Librarians

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely used in libraries for a whole range of activities from self-issue and return, security, stock management, sortation and more. So now is a good time to consider the possible impact of smartphones (and tablets)  on library systems using RFID.

What are the possible negative implications of this joining of technologies that library managers should be aware of, and what steps might mitigate any potential threat? This document seeks to answer these questions:

NFC and the use of RFID in Libraries - Information for Librarians

For information about the BIC Library Commitee, please go to the following link:

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Just published: Draft implementation Guidelines for UKSLC in UKMARC and MARC21

The UKSLC, the BIC subject code scheme for libraries, has been available for several months and some members have requested some extra guidance on implementation, specifically in migrating from the old e4libraries subject scheme to the new UKSLC subject scheme using UKMARC and MARC21.

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