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

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
U Computing and information technology
UB Information technology: general issues
UBH Health and safety aspects of IT
UBJ Ethical and social aspects of IT
UBL Legal aspects of IT
See also: LNCB2 “E-Commerce law”, LNQ “IT and communications law” for actual law books
UBW Internet: general works
Class here: Semantic Web, Web 3.0, etc

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