BIC's Annual Open Days offer members and non-members alike the opportunity to see what BIC has been working on, to offer feedback and ideas to the BIC team, and to network with our current membership.
The afternoon event will include:
- Update on BIC from Karina Luke, Executive Director
- Introduction to BIC's New Members
- Update on BIC Committees, Clinics and Working Groups Activity
- Keynote speaker presentation
- Anna Lewis, Co-Founder of ValoBox on discovery and browsable ebooks
- Networking opportunities
- Drinks reception
Please see the confirmed programme attached: here
Once again the Open Day is being held on the sixth floor of RIBA in the lovely Wren Room. Drinks and coffee can be taken on the charming terrace and in the Hawksmoor Room, with views across London.
Wheelchair access into the building is is via a ramp and wheelchair user-friendly door. Disabled toilets are in the basement. All floors and rooms are accessible; lift measurements are: 0.75m wide, 2.15m high and 0.90m deep.
For any questions please contact RIBA directly - T: +44 (0)20 7307 3718
When & Where
Book Industry Communication
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 best practice, standard processes and procedures. We have excellent relationships with all major standards bodies and we work closely with the Book Industry Study Group in the US.
BIC unites all sectors of the publishing industry, so whether you're a publisher, on-line retailer, "bricks & mortar" retailer, distributor, library (academic or public), wholesaler, digital partner, literary agent, conversion house, or any combination of these, we're here for you. We offer a "one stop shop" experience, impartial advice and support on anything & everything related to the Supply Chain (digital and/or physical) and we always love to hear from our members...and anyone who might like to become a member. Your feedback is invaluable to us.
We want to hear your ideas, what you're working on, what's challenging you right now, and what changes/developments/projects etc you think the industry might benefit from - so that we can work on your behalf to deliver solutions.
Finally, as an FYI: without neglecting the printed book world, BIC will now be focussing an increasing amount of its energy on work in the Digital Supply Chain.
Digital & Physical Supply Chain, EDI/e-commerce, Metadata optimisation, Training courses, Industry Accreditation Schemes, Product Identifiers/Bar codes/ISBNs etc..., ONIX, Bibliographic standards, RFID, BIC Codes, Web Services, Addressing industry needs, Best practice