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Green BIC Brunch February 2022

Green Book Supply Chain 101

Thursday 24th February 2022 12:00 -13.00 (GMT)

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#greenbicbrunch

Kindly sponsored by: Publishing Scotland

Introduction

Increasingly, global book industry standards – such as ONIX and Thema – are being adopted worldwide with a view to bettering international communications, discoverability, and increasing sales. But what does this mean for the book industry’s supply chain? What is the scale of our industry’s carbon footprint and its consumption of plastic? How can your organisation increase its sustainability whilst reducing its overall environmental impact? And what does the future hold? This online Green BIC Brunch will explore these questions, and will explore a number of key concerns highlighted in the results of a recent Publishing Scotland survey as follows:

- Shipping and distribution

- Waste and packaging (including plastics)

- Production – printing, inks, materials.

This Green BIC Brunch is sponsored by Publishing Scotland and is therefore free to both BIC members and Publishing Scotland members alike. The content will be tailored towards the Scottish book market.

Who should attend?

This Green BIC Brunch will be of interest to all publishers, booksellers, distributors, freight forwarders, production teams, data aggregators, systems vendors: anyone interested in improving the environment by making their supply chains greener.

The Host

Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, BIC

The Speakers

- TBC

Can't make it?

If you would like to attend this event but cannot for any reason, it is now possible to watch our BIC Brunch, Green BIC Brunch and/or BIC Breakfast sessions via the BIC YouTube channel. Following the event, the footage will be uploaded to the channel and a link will be provided on the BIC website, here

Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK using hashtag: #bicbrunch (before or during the event) or contact us at info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

If you'd like to remain informed about all of BIC's forthcoming events, including our monthly BIC Brunch / Breakfast sessions, join our mailing list by visiting the following webpage, here

Registration 

Tickets are FREE for BIC members and Publishing Scotland members.

Non-members are asked to pay a nominal fee.

To register, click here.

About our Green BIC Brunch Series 

BIC is the dedicated book industry supply chain organisation in the UK and as such, the environment is naturally high on our priorities for 2020 and beyond. In June 2020, to uphold the BIC Green Promise, we launched our Green BIC Brunch series that aims specifically to explore key areas of the book supply chain that can and do impact on our planet’s environmental health. Each Green BIC Brunch is dedicated to a key area while the series as a whole is intended to join the book industry supply chain together in one place – exploring and inspiring change in response to environmental challenges.

Our past Green BIC Brunch sessions can be watched online via the BIC YouTube channel, here.

Information about all of our scheduled forthcoming sessions can be found, here.

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BIC Brunch - The Thema Sessions: NEW for 2022-23

For 2022-23 BIC is delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated Thema series of 6 BIC Brunches as follows:

BIC Brunch - Thema (1 of 6): Fiction, 17th Mar 2022  - register here

BIC Brunch - Thema (2 of 6): Diversity, 26th May 2022 - registration to follow

BIC Brunch - Thema (3 of 6): Children and Education, 28th Jul 2022 - registration to follow

BIC Brunch - Thema (4 of 6): Non-Fiction: Popular (e.g., Health, Travel, cookery etc.), 29th Sep 2022 - registration to follow

BIC Brunch - Thema (5 of 6): Non-Fiction: Academic (e.g., medicine, law etc.,) 17th Nov 2022 - registration to follow

BIC Brunch - Thema (6 of 6): Comics and Manga, 26th Jan 2023 - registration to follow

Each session will focus on one Thema topic and will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about that specific area of Thema first-hand, from the experts at EDItEUR – the organisation that governs, develops and maintains the standard. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences from organisations that are already benefitting from the use of Thema in their systems, processes, and metadata workflows.

Additional speakers for each session will be confirmed nearer the time.

Further to the 6 Thema focussed BIC Brunches, we will also be hosting a BIC Brunch on 28th April 2022 offering an overview of the key additions, clarifications and changes to be found in Thema version 1.5. This session will be led by EDItEUR.

Tickets for all sessions are free for BIC and EDItEUR members alike.

Non-members are required to pay a nominal fee.

Who should attend?  

These BIC Brunch sessions will be of interest to anyone involved in the world of book subject classification, from publishers to data aggregators, system providers, service providers, retailers and so on. Attendees are welcome from all areas and roles within the book/content supply chain. BIC encourages attendance in particular from marketing departments, editorial, sales, metadata professionals, system developers.

The Host 

Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, BIC

The Speakers for BIC Brunch - The Thema Sessions (1 of 6): Fiction:

 

  • Representative(s) from EDItEUR
  • Others to be confirmed

 

Can't make it?

If you would like to attend this event but cannot for any reason, it is now possible to watch our BIC Brunch and Green BIC Brunch sessions via the BIC YouTube channel. Following the event, the footage will be uploaded to the channel and a link will be provided on the BIC website, here.

Also, if you're unable to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK using hashtag: #bicbrunch (before or during the event) or contact us at info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

If you would like to remain informed about all of BIC's forthcoming events, including our BIC Brunch sessions, join our new Main BIC mailing list by visiting the following webpage, here

Registration

Tickets are FREE for BIC members and EDItEUR members alike.

Non-members are asked to pay a nominal fee.

Register here for the first session: Fiction  on Thursday March 17th 

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