BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.

BIC Green Hub

This new BIC initiative, designed as a resource for the book industry, will be a platform for BIC to share information about how we as an industry can be greener and to showcase what BIC is doing to help organisations achieve that aspiration. Explore the 6 areas that make up the BIC Green Hub:

Introduction and Supply Chain Challenge

BIC Green Promise and Agenda

BIC Leadership Initiatives

BIC Green Brunches

Green Articles and Industry News

BIC Member Initiatives and Successes

The content on these webpages will be added to and updated over time as BIC progresses their green agenda for and on behalf of the book industry supply chain.

“We’re pleased to report that the first of our Green BIC Brunch sessions – which focussed on the environmental impact of materials used in the production of printed books – took place (online) on 24th June 2020. 75 attendees, from 48 organisations and 5 countries heard our industry experts give us a fascinating overview of the current measures being taken to ensure that the materials used in book production can be recycled and how new technology is moving to ensure that the entire life cycle of a book can be circular. If you missed it, you can watch the whole event via the BIC YouTube channel, here:

To find out more about our forthcoming BIC Brunch and Green BIC Brunch sessions, visit the BIC website, here: Registration for our August 2020 and September 2020 events will be announced soon.

BIC Training Courses

BIC’s training courses have all moved online due to Covid-19 and include:

eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained

8 September 2020
9:30am-5pm (BST)
Online training

Metadata Primer
15 September 2020
1:30pm-5pm (BST)
Online training

To see a list of all the scheduled BIC training courses for 2020, please click here:

Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA) Accreditation Scheme

BIC is now accepting applications from all organisation types for September 2020’s Accreditation Panel meeting.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4th September 2020.

See a PDF of the currently accredited organisations, as of June 2020, here:,%20June%202020.pdf

For further information about this scheme and how to apply, please click here: