BIC Breakfasts 2015
Since 2013, BIC has run a series of informal, monthly breakfast sessions to provide an opportunity for anyone (BIC members and non-members alike) to discuss publishing, book supply chain issues, successes, and challenges of interest or concern within the book industry. Industry experts are invited along to these BIC Breakfasts to share insights and swap ideas.
The sessions cover a specifc topic each time and are a great place to network and share experiences / contacts with the rest of the book industry and other industries too.
Each session will focus on one of the following supply chain areas:
THE OCTOBER 2015 BREAKFAST SESSION
The Library Communication Framework (LCF) is set to transform how library suppliers share information with each other in the future, building on the work that the SIP2 protocol has delivered in the past. LCF will allow vendors to share not only basic transactional information (like SIP2), but additionally better manage libraries’ users and inventory. For libraries looking to upgrade any of their systems in 2016 onwards, LCF should form part of your understanding and be a mandatory part of your specification or tender requirements.
As LCF will be adopted in the UK ahead of any other country, this represents a significant opportunity for UK libraries and their vendors to show how agile and forward thinking the library community truly is.
October’s BIC Breakfast will explore LCF in its entirety, discussing its origins, the benefits and challenges of its usage and what will come next. Join BIC and a mix of RFID/LMS vendors to learn about what LCF is and how it can positively affect your library from 2016 and beyond.
Mick Fortune, Consultant
Anthony Whitford, Head of Development, Capita
Catherine Cooke, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Westminster Libraries
Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis.
Please note: food and beverages will be provided. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Tickets are FREE for BIC members but you will need to register on this page.
Please only reserve a ticket for this event if you intend to come!
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Informarion about BIC's LCF Review Group can be found at the following address: http://www.bic.org.uk/121/Libraries-Committee/
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