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.
|B||Biography and True Stories…
Do not use “B” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section B below
|BJ||Diaries, letters and journals
Note: use where diary or journal entries, or letters, are collected, rather than the work being written specifically as an autobiography. Use with an autobiography code from the BG sequence above to indicate area, eg for Samuel Pepys’ Diary use BGHA “Autobiography: historical, political and military” and BJ
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