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 the preferred subject scheme for future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.
|D||Literature and literary studies…
Do not use “D” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section D below
Use DB for all classical Greek and Latin texts, ideally with other D* code indicating literary form
See also: APFD “Film scripts and screenplays”; APDT “TV scripts and screenplays”; APWD “Radio scripts”
Use for all anthologies except poetry anthologies (see DCQ “Poetry anthologies (various poets)”); use with other code indicating subject or literary form as appropriate
|DS||Literature: history and criticism…
Note: with DS* codes, assign also the appropriate Language qualifier, where possible. For A/AS Level literary study and revision guides, add 4KLR “A/AS Level study and revision guides”
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