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 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.

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Code Description
G Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects
Do not use “G” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section G below
GL Library and information sciences
GLC Library, archive and information management
GLF IT, Internet and electronic resources in libraries
GLH Acquisitions and collection development
GLK Bibliographic and subject control
Class here: indexing, cataloguing and classification
GLM Library and information services
GLP Archiving, preservation and digitisation


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