Changes to TEiLA Scheme in 2021

Page last updated 14th January 2021

Introducing Bronze, Silver and Gold Tiers of Award.

Effective from September 2021 applications/renewals, the TEiLA scheme will introduce 3 possible levels of award for stock suppliers, system vendors and service providers: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Libraries (both public and academic) will not be assessed on a tiered basis and will continue to simply either pass or fail accreditation.

When will this start?
All applications received from 7th June 2021 onwards will be assessed against the criteria for the 3 possible levels of award.

The September 2021 meeting of the accreditation panel for this scheme will be the first meeting where these levels will be applied and announced.

For Systems Vendors and Service Providers:
The total minimum scores that need to be reached for each award tier are as follows:

Total minimum score required for each level

Bronze

Silver

Gold

65%

77%

87%

The overall score is arrived at by measuring the information submitted in application questionnaire against 9 key areas, each of which is weighted as per the grid below:

Category

Weighting

EDI

25.00%

Bibliographic supply

22.00%

RFID

19.00%

Interoperability (RFID)

4.80%

Interoperability (finance systems)

3.20%

Classification

6.00%

Management information

6.00%

Supports BIC's work in the sector

(standards/best practice)

6.00%

Promotional/Supporting Activity

(BIC member)

4.00%

The accreditation panel reserves the right to award discretionary bonus marks where it considers substantial improvements or developments have been made in the year since the last accreditation or where the applying organisation demonstrates exceptional performance with regards to technology and best practice/standards applications.

For Stock Suppliers:
The total minimum scores that need to be reached for each award tier are as follows:

Total minimum score required for each level

Bronze

Silver

Gold

60%

73%

81%

The overall score is arrived at by measuring the information submitted in application questionnaire against 7 key areas, each of which is weighted as per the grid below:

Category

Weighting

EDI

27.00%

Bibliographic supply

27.00%

RFID

19.00%

Classification

6.00%

Management information

6.00%

Promotional/Supporting Activity (supports BIC's work/standards/best practice)

9.00%

Promotional/Supporting Activity (BIC member)

6.00%

The accreditation panel reserves the right to award discretionary bonus marks where it considers substantial improvements or developments have been made in the year since the last accreditation or where the applying organisation demonstrates exceptional performance with regards to technology and best practice/standards applications.

For all organisation types, please ensure you are as detailed and as complete in your application responses as you can possibly be. The results for each award are based solely on the information contained within your application form. 

All other details of the scheme remain unaffected and can be found here