Libraries Committee


Page last updated 15/06/2022



Libraries Committee Terms of Reference

Member Organisation
Karen Carden University of the Arts, London
Rachel Dempster Falkirk Library
Niamh Doran Civica UK
Eric Green Bibliographic Data Services
Paul Harrison Norfolk Library and Information Service
Neil Johnson Insight Media Internet Ltd
Dave Lloyd Libraries Connected
Mark Merrill Ulverscroft Ltd
Chris Millican  Bibliotheca
Barbara Pacut SirsiDynix
Kathryn Pattinson The Little Group (Askews and Holts Library Services Ltd)
Heather Sherman Bibliographic Data Services
Karina Urquhart BIC
Neil Wishart SOLUS UK
Connie Young Infor UK
Thurstan Young The British Library

Current agenda items include:

  • The British Library's Single Digital Presence Project 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the library sector
  • BIC Realtime for Libraries 
  • Library Communications Framework (LCF)
  • Watching briefs on: NFC amd RFID Privacy
  • EDI Training for Librarians 
  • Technical Excellence in Libraries Accreditation  
  • Green issues for the library sector 
  • EDItX digital inventory and sales reports

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 Committee Meetings: March / May / September / December

BIC members interested in joining the BIC Libraries Committee should complete the specific application form here and send to
Please note, the opportunity to sit on any BIC Committee or Group is reserved solely for BIC members. 

Review Groups & Panels

BIC Realtime for Libraries Review Group

Library Communication Framework (LCF) Technical Panel

Library Communication Framework (LCF) Review Group 

To read the latest edition of the BIC LCF Newletter, click here 

Closed Liaison Groups

Library Suppliers (Government TaskForce) Liaison Group


Library Technical Implementation Clinic - Online

If you are currently experiencing any EDI / web service / API issues, please contact  and we will  add you to the online clinic. Alternatively, if you work for a BIC Member organisation, you can raise the issue at the meetings of the BIC Libraries Committee.

Completed Task & Finish Working Groups

e4Libraries Accreditation Scheme Review Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

 Project Update for month April 2015

Project Update for month Feb 2015

Library Web Services Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Project Scope Addendum - March 2018

BIC's Library API Policy

NFC Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

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

RFID Privacy (not GDPR) in Libraries Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Project Update Form for September 2015

Register to receive your copy of the BIC RFID Privacy toolkit (which is free of charge), here.

BIC published 3 advisories in response to EU Mandate M/436 on RFID & Privacy:
1) Part 1 (EN16570) & Part 2 (EN16571): A Combined Overview
2) Part 1 (EN16570)
3) Part 2 (EN16571)

UKSLC Revision Task & Finish Working Group