Metadata Sub-Committee

Page last updated 23/06/2022 



Metadata Sub-Committee Terms of Reference

Member Organisation
Graham Bell EDItEUR
John Bell HarperCollins
Ruth Bradstreet Above the Treeline
Catriona Brown Canongate Books Ltd
Jo Burges knk Publishing Software
Kat Coveyduck  Virtusales Publishing Solutions
Eric Green Bibliographic Data Services
Ingrid Harrold Dorling Kindersley
Azar Hussain Faber & Faber
Eleanor Jones PanMacmillan
Vlad Kriz Penguin Random House
Sylvia Pegg The Royal Society of Chemistry
Chris Saynor EDItEUR
James L. Smith Eurospan 
Antonia Squire The Bookshop 
Karina Urquhart BIC
Gabrielle Wallington (Deputy) Waterstones
Galina Chavdarova Hachette
Howard Willows Nielsen
Jon Windus (Chair) Nielsen

Current agenda items include:

  • Business impact of COVID-19 
  • Keywords best practice                                                                               
  • Updates on BIC's project work:                                                               
    -          Metadata Supply Chain Map
    -          Price & Availability
    -          Out of Print Best Practice
    -          Ordering and related issues
  • Matching ISNIs to publishers' author data trial                                             
  • Refreshed BIC Product Data Excellence Award (PDEA) Scheme           
  • Watching Brief: ONIX Subtitle & Promotional Headline fields          
  • UK ONIX National Group Update                                                                                                  
  • UK Thema National Group Update                                                                                               

Copies of the notes from the most recent, or any past meetings of this committee, are available (to BIC members only) upon request via: 

Quarterly Commitee Meetings: JanuaryApril, July, October.

BIC members interested in joining the BIC Metadata Sub-Committee should complete the application form here and send to

Please note, the opportunity to sit on any BIC Committee or Group is reserved solely for BIC members. 

National Groups feeding into this Committee

UK ONIX National Group

Meeting notes:

Notes from the most recent meeting (and all meetings prior) are available on request (to BIC members only) via

Quarterly Meetings: March, June, September, December.

In line with the BIC Privacy Policy, if you would like to obtain a copy of the BIC ONIX Survey Report 2018 (free of charge to BIC members and non-members), please register here.

UK Thema National Group

Meeting notes: Notes from the most recent meeting (and all meetings prior) are available on request (to BIC members only) via .

Quarterly Meetings: March, June, September, December.

Active Steering Groups

Metadata Map Steering Group

Project Brief

For more information about this project, click here.

Completed Task & Finish Working Groups

Product Data Excellence Award (PDEA) Accreditation Scheme Review Task & Finish Working Group 

Project Brief

Code Lists

For more information about code lists and to see previous issues of code lists, please click here.