The International Standard Text Code (ISTC): A Work in Progress
by Michael Holdsworth (March 2010)


The Identification of Digital Book Content
by Michael Holdsworth (January 2008)


Name Numbering for the UK Book Industry
by David Martin and Liz Potter (April 2000)


User Passports and Visas: understanding the role of identification metadata
by Liz Potter and Mark Bide (March 1999)


Unique Identifiers: a brief introduction
by Brian Green and Mark Bide (February 1999)


Barcoding for Books
The guide to bar coding standards for the book industry


Supply Chain


BIC Best Practice Guidelines for Recipients of Price and Availability Data
July 2011


BIC Code of Practice for Book Supply to Retailer Hubs
July 2010


An Introduction to the Book Trade
A Guide for Retailers and Resellers New to the Book Trade by Peter Kilborn and Simon Edwards (April 2010)


A Guide to RFID in Libraries
by Simon Edwards and Mick Fortune (November 2008) 


BIC e4libraries Project
Scoping report by Simon Edwards (January 2008)


e4books: The Road to Universal E-commerce for the Book Industry
Report by Simon Edwards (August 2004)


e4books Research Report on Hotlines
by Simon Edwards (May 2006)


EDI Best Practice Management Guide
by Tom Duke (2005)


Unlocking the Supply Chain's Hidden Prize
The 1998 KPMG report on the book industry supply chain




US-China Shipping Tariffs, May 2019
The latest from Publiship on the forthcoming changes to the taxation of all new imports from China. This increased tax will impact upon Publishers, should it be introduced. 


Customs Declaration Service, July 2018
The latest from Publiship on the changes to import and export declarations.


REACH Briefing Document

Registrations, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals - The EU regulation seeking to restrict and monitor the importation of certain chemicals into the EEA.


Securing Authenticity of Scholarly Paternity and Integrity
by Anthony Watkinson (September 2003)


ONIX for Libraries
by Celia Burton (August 2001)


Digital Preservation
by Mark Bide, Liz Potter and Anthony Watkinson (September 1999)