Created by the book industry, for the book industry
For an empowered, informed supply chain
Established in 1991, BIC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation without commercial objective or emphasis. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the UK book industry to produce quality training courses that are created and delivered by expert, highly respected trainers on a wide range of supply chain topics. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BIC is able to offer all of its training at highly competitive rates. If there is a topic that you would like us to provide training on, that we do not provide at present, get in touch; we also welcome enquires about the provision of bespoke in-house courses.
BIC's Advanced ONIX for Books Course
This advanced training course shows experienced ONIX users how to optimise their metadata and deal with the more complex aspects of ONIX. It mixes the theoretical discussion of metadata with practical examples and guidance and links metadata very clearly with supply chain effectiveness and commercial success.
To ensure that you get the most out of this course we limit the group to 12 people.
Prior to the course we will contact trainees to enquire if they have specific areas of concern / interest. So although each course can be tailored to a certain degree the overall content is as follows:
1. Identifiers & Core Semantics
- WMI stack in indecs, WEMI in FRBR, comparison with other stacks
- Class inheritance, where in the stack does each data element live
- Class diagrams and database schemas
- SKUs and proprietary GTINs
- ISNI and other name identifiers
- ISTC and proprietary work IDs
2. ONIX for eBooks
- The basic differences
- Can I do...?
3. ONIX 2.1 to ONIX 3.0 Migration
- Why does ONIX 3.0 exist (rather than 2.2)
- What current data is okay, what are you likely to be missing
- The key parts of a migration (what parts of the message change)
- Block updates
4. ONIX Quirks
- Barcode for North America
- Imprint ID for Amazon
5. Question & Answer Session
- (Bring your own ONIX file...)
6. Practical Demos (spread throughout the day)
- How to validate ONIX messages
- Why character sets and encodings are important
- Tag name conversion
Read the full course outline here.
This course is aimed at experienced ONIX users with a good background in ONIX 2.1 and/or 3.0. Delegates should previously have attended the BIC ONIX: Essentials training course or have extensive experience with ONIX, gained over several years. Attendees do not require a technical background — it is suitable for both publishing staff and for software developers seeking domain knowledge.
Graham is responsible for the overall development of EDItEUR’s standards and the management services it provides on behalf of other standards organisations (including the International ISBN, ISTC and ISNI agencies). He joined EDItEUR as its Chief Data Architect in 2010, focussing on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, and on other EDItEUR standards for both the book and serials sectors.
Graham previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems leading the development of bibliographic and digital asset management systems. He has over a decade of experience with ONIX for Books.
Feedback for this Course
“Learning about the detailed differences between ONIX 2.1 and 3.0 has provided me with greater understanding and knowledge to assist in my job.” - Angela Kendall, Nielsen
“Graham Bell is an excellent teacher making the courses interesting even when the subject matter is not that ‘light’. He provides explanations in a clear and concise way.” - Angela Kendall, Nielsen
“I can think of many people in my company who would benefit from attending this course.” - Anon.
Date & Frequency of this Course in 2017
Tuesday 23rd May 2017.
This course will run once in 2017.
Faber Creative Spaces, London.
Located on the fourth floor of Faber. Each Faber Creative Space comes with excellent technical facilities, including WiFi and audio-visual equipment.The intimacy of the Academy Space, with its archive of reference, fiction and poetry books and decor that nods to Faber’s history, is perfect for creative meetings, training sessions and away days.
Faber Creative Spaces are accessible via excellent transport links and a lift to the fourth floor.
This is a full day course.
BIC Members £315 + VAT
Friends of BIC £365 + VAT
Non Members £415 + VAT
NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.
Additional discount available:
Please note that any individual that registers to attend both the BIC 'ONIX Essentials' and 'Advanced ONIX for Books' training courses on consecutive days will be eligible to receive a £100 discount on the combined cost of their tickets. This offer is open to BIC Members, Friends of BIC and non-members. Contact Alaina-Marie@bic.org.uk for further information and to receive your discount code (prior to booking your places); tickets purchased using this discount code will not be transferrable within your organisation. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other or discount code.
Discounted rates apply to BIC members only.
Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.
Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact Alaina-Marie@bic.org.uk. Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.
On the Day
All of BIC’s full-day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch.
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.
Tube / Rail station:
Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square
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London City Airport – 9 miles, ca 20 min by car
Heathrow – 20miles, ca 30 min by car
Luton – 33 miles, ca 50 min by car
Stansted – 36 miles, ca 50 min by car
Gatwick – 32 miles, ca 60 min by car
Bloomsbury Square Carpark (approx 3 min walk)
Did you know that the following organisation’s industry bursaries can be spent on our training courses? Further information can be found at the following addresses:
Conquer Publishing Discoverability with BIC
BookMachine have teamed up with BIC to make sure that everyone who takes a BIC training course can be discovered quickly on BookMachine Connect. The courses are taught by experts in their field and teach all the core skills that those working in the publishing supply chain need to make a success of their careers. Find out more here: http://www.bic.org.uk/143/Conquer-Publishing-Discoverability-with-BIC/
Please note: as we price our training courses so keenly, the running of them is dependent on there being a set minimum number of delegates registered by the time the booking period ceases. For this reason, please be aware that unfortunately some courses may be cancelled if this requirement is not met. Should this happen, BIC will arrange for full refunds for all training courses booked. We will liaise with registered delegates at least 2 weeks prior to each course date regarding this. BIC apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our refund policy:
Should you need to cancel your ticket, refunds may be given as follows:
Up to 6 calendar weeks (i.e. 42 calendar days) before the event: full refund
Less than 6 calendar weeks, but more than 2 calendar weeks (i.e. 14 days) before the event: 50% refund
Less than 2 calendar weeks before the event: no refund.
If you (or a colleague in your place) do not attend the training course you have booked, no refund will be given.
Please note: Tickets are transferable within your organisation.
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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