BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
T Technology, engineering, agriculture
Do not use “T” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section T below
TR Transport technology and trades
See also: KNG “Transport industries” and following; RPT “Transport planning and policy”; WG “Transport: General Interest” and following
TRC Automotive technology and trades
TRF Railway technology, engineering and trades
TRL Shipbuilding technology, engineering and trades
TRP Aerospace and aviation technology
TRT Intelligent and automated transport system technology


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