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
UG Graphical and digital media applications
UGB Web graphics and design
UGC Computer-aided design (CAD)
UGD Desktop publishing
UGG Computer games design
UGK 3D graphics and modelling
UGL Illustration and drawing software
UGM Digital music: professional
UGN Digital animation
UGP Photo and image editing
UGV Digital video: professional

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