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.
|W||Lifestyle, sport and leisure…
Note: many headings in Section W relate closely to headings in other sections. Use Section W for popular accounts for general readership; prefer Sections A, K, P, R, T, etc, as appropriate, for serious, specialist and academic works. Do not use “W” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section W below
|WT||Travel and holiday…
Note: with WT* codes, assign also the most specific Geographical qualifier available wherever possible
|WTD||Travel tips and advice: general
|WTH||Travel and holiday guides…
For shopping guides, use WJS “Shopping guides”
|WTM||Places and peoples: general and pictorial works
|WTR||Travel maps and atlases…
See also: RGS “Geographical maps (specialist)”; GBG “Geographical reference” and following
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