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.
|Y||Children’s, teenage and educational…
Do not use “Y” on individual books. Select appropriate code(s) from Section Y below
|YN||Children’s and teenage: general non-fiction…
Do not use “YN” on individual books, but select from YN* codes below. Use YN* codes for all non-fiction non-educational general interest material not covered elsewhere. With YN* codes, also assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier where possible
|YND||Drama and performing (Children’s/Teenage)…
|YNDB||Dance, ballet (Children’s/Teenage)
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