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
UK Computer hardware
For computer architecture, use UXF “Computer architecture and logic design”
UKC Supercomputers
UKD Mainframes and minicomputers
UKF Servers
For Windows servers, use ULD plus UKF
UKG Grid and parallel computing
UKM Embedded systems
UKN Network hardware
UKP Personal computers
UKR Maintenance and repairs
UKS Storage media and peripherals
UKX Utilities and tools

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