EDI Implementation for Library Supply

These specifications and guidelines enshrine the consensus decisions reached on implementation issues at BIC's regular Implementation Clinics. They provide overall guidance on the use of the BIC-approved Tradacoms and EDIFACT messages and attempt to define a code of good practice to be adopted by buyers and suppliers implementing EDI in this sector. The Guidelines also provide a detailed specification of each individual message.

On this page:

Overview of EDI standards in library supply

BIC Tradacoms Library Implementation Guidelines

BIC EDIFACT Implementation Guidelines

Managing FTP file transfers

EDItX XML transaction specifications

 

BIC Tradacoms Library Implementation Guidelines

Fully revised and updated November 2007

The Book Trade Order File (updated October 2009)

The Acknowledgment of Order File (updated August 2008)

Code Lists Version 9 (revised July 2014)

Tradacoms transmission structure
Fully updated and revised November 2007



BIC EDIFACT Implementation Guidelines

Implementation guidelines for EDIFACT messages for the book trade are maintained by EDItEUR and can be found here. The first document below relates to specific UK usage and provide guidelines on the UK requirements of HM Revenue and Customs. 

Using the EDItEUR invoice message for UK library invoices (updated November 2009)

Changes to library book supply guidelines since Issue 1.2
April 2010


Managing FTP file transfers

EDItEUR filenaming conventions for use in FTP file transfers 

Version 4, May 2008


EDItX XML transaction specifications

XML versions of all the major transactions in library supply applications have been developed. For more details click here