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BIC Breakfast, October 2016 - UK Legal Deposit & Digital Publishing: Progress to Date & Next Steps

Book Industry Communication

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 09:00 to 10:30 (BST)

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BIC Breakfasts 2016


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:
- Physical
- Digital
- Data
- Libraries


UK Legal Deposit & Digital Publishing: Progress to Date & Next Steps

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2013 saw the introduction of regulations to enable the UK legal deposit libraries to collect, archive & preserve non-print publishing. Since then many UK publishers have seen the benefit in transitioning to a digital legal deposit model. This latest BIC Breakfast, hosted by the British Library will update attendees on the progress made to date. We will hear from Huw Alexander, Digital Sales Manager at Sage on his experience of transitioning to a purely e-book legal deposit model and from Linda Arnold-Stratford, Legal Deposit Libraries Liaison Officer, who will provide a Library perspective, highlighting some of the issues faced and looking forward to the Government review of the regulations in 2017/18. Andrew Davis, Legal Deposit Publisher Relations Manager at the British Library will also be in attendance to answer any practical questions publishers may have.


Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC



Huw Alexander, Digital Sales Manager, Sage Publications Ltd

Linda Arnold-Stratford, ‎Legal Deposit Liaison Manager, The British Library

Andrew Davis, Legal Deposit Publisher Relations Manager, The British Library




Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis.

If for any reason you are unable to attend this event or the event is sold-out, please be aware that it is now possible to watch our BIC Breakfasts via Twitter. Simply go to @BIC1UK, look out for a tweet from our account (which will be sent at approximately 9:25am on the date of the event) and click on the link provided in this tweet which will redirect you to Periscope in order to watch the event live!

Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK (before or during the event) or contact Alaina-Marie Basett on (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

Food and beverages will be provided during the event. Please contact Alaina-Marie (whose email address can be found above) if you have any specific dietary requirements. 



Tickets are FREE for BIC members but you will need to register on this page.

There is a nominal charge for non-member tickets.

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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.

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The British Library
96 Euston Road
King's Cross
NW1 2DB London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 09:00 to 10:30 (BST)

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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


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