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Page last updated 13th January 2021

Keep up to date with all BIC's activities, events, training courses and other reports, guides and announcements by joining one or more of the following mailing list options:

1. The Main BIC Mailing List
2. BIC Metadata Capabilities Directory (MCD) dedicated mailing list
3. Registration for copies of free reports/guides

See below for more information and links 

1.       The Main BIC Mailing List - for BIC members and non-members - NEW for 2021

As of January 2021 we have initiated a much more efficient and targeted mailing strategy to ensure you are kept up to date with all of our activities - or with only those activities that you want to hear about. To that end, a brand-new mailing list is effective from 13th January 2021.

By clicking the link to the sign-up form, here, you will be able to select from a menu of 7 topics (see below) the exact type of content you want to receive from us. You can select everything, or just one topic, or a combination of topics, the choice is yours.

The content you receive will also depend on whether or not you are from a BIC member organisation. As you would expect, BIC members will have access to more information than non-members. Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Click here to check. 

The menu of topic options you will be able to choose from on the one sign-up form is as follows:

i. Everything  - sign up here
You will receive all communications as described below plus occasional ad-hoc announcements, press releases, and other information we feel would be of interest to you etc. Subscribers from BIC member organisations will also receive their monthly "What's Happening?" mailing.
Frequency: please refer to all the topics listed below

ii. Green Supply Chain  - sign up here
You will receive information regarding BIC's green agenda, this may include notification of Green BIC Brunches, updates to the BIC Green Hub, news from the International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance, other industry news relating to the book industry's impact on the environment.
Frequency: currently ad-hoc  - may move to every 2 months

iii. Training and Events  - sign up here
You will receive information regarding BIC's training courses and events throughout the year. This content will be tailored depending on whether or not you are from a BIC member organisation (not all BIC events are open to non-members).
Frequency: monthly (and potentially an occasional ad-hoc mailing from time to time)

iv. "What's Happening?"  - sign up here
You will receive the monthly members newsletter from BIC. This is a round-up report of all BIC news and events. Please note, this is available to subscribers from BIC member organisations only.
Frequency: monthly

v. Standards, Best Practice and Projects  - sign up here 
You will receive updates on BIC's work, or BIC's involvement with standards and best practice. This may include updates on the various BIC projects relating to these areas, and invitations to participate in projects etc.  Please note that participation in BIC projects is reserved for BIC member organisations only.
Frequency: currently ad-hoc

vi. Accreditations  - sign up here
You will receive information regarding deadlines, results, and any updates for the following 3 accreditation schemes:

  • Supply Chain Excellence Accreditation
  • Product Data Excellence Accreditation
  • Technical Excellence in Libraries Accreditation

Frequency: approximately every 3 months per scheme

vii. BIC Library Communication Framework (LCF)  - sign up here
You will receive updates on BIC's work in this area including recent LCF news, updates, documentation, and events.
Frequency: ad-hoc (likely approx. every 6 months or so)

Changing your preferences for this mailing list
You can change your topic preferences simply by unsubscribing from the main mailing list and then resubscribing to it and selecting only those the topics that interest you.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

2.       BIC Metadata Capabilities Directory (MCD) dedicated mailing list 
Join this mailing list to receive information concerning the BIC MCD only (including recent developments, updates, and news) here
Open to BIC members and non-members.
Frequency: ad-hoc

3. Registration links for copies of free reports/guides:
Open to BIC members and non-members - there are 3 guides/reports curretly available. 
Frequency: one-off delivery of free documentation.

i.       The BIC Realtime Implementation Guide
Register to receive your free copy of the BIC Realtime Implementation Guide here.

ii.       BIC RFID Privacy (not GDPR) in Libraries 
Register to receive your free copy of the BIC RFID Privacy in Libraries Code of Practice and Policy documents here.

iii.       BIC ONIX Survey Report (2018) 
Register to receive your free copy of the BIC ONIX Survey Report (2018) here.

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