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
UT Computer networking and communications
For Network hardware, use UKN “Network hardware”
UTC Cloud computing
UTD Client-Server networking
UTF Network management
UTG Grid computing
UTM Electronic mail (email): professional
UTN Network security
UTP Networking standards and protocols
Class here: DNS, TCP/IP
UTR Distributed systems
UTS Networking packages
Class here: NetWare, Lotus Notes etc
UTV Virtualization
UTW WAP networking and applications
See also: TJKW “WAP (wireless) technology” for underlying technology
UTX EDI (electronic data interchange)

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