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.
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Fully revised and updated November 2007
The Book Trade Order File (updated October 2009)
Code Lists Version 9 (revised July 2014)
Tradacoms transmission structure
Fully updated and revised November 2007
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)
EDItEUR filenaming conventions for use in FTP file transfers
XML versions of all the major transactions in library supply applications have been developed. For more details click here.