Please note that with the introduction and growing adoption internationally of Thema (the subject category scheme for a global book trade), BIC has with immediate and permanent effect, frozen the development of BIC Codes. More information about Thema can be found here: http://www.editeur.org/151/Thema/
Any questions, please contact email@example.com
Use this to assign BIC subject categories to your titles quickly and easily.
IBIC: an international multilingual classification scheme
The launch of IBIC, scheduled for the autumn of 2012, was announced after this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.
See the press release here.
BIC Standard Subject Categories - Version 2.1
November 2010 (Please check with intended recipient before implementing)
Subjects only (Excel file)
Qualifiers only (Excel file)
User guidelines (January 2011)
BIC Standard Subject Categories: An Overview
by Howard Willows, November 2010
This document provides a valuable history of the scheme and the reasons why it has gained such traction both in the UK trade and elsewhere. See it here.