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BISAC Subject Headings

"The BISAC Subject Headings List, also known as the BISAC Subject Codes List, is a standard used by many companies throughout the supply chain to categorize books based on topical content. The Subject Heading applied to a book can determine where the work is shelved in a brick and mortar store or the genre(s) under which it can be searched for in an internal database."

Book Industry Communication Standard Subject Categories

"The BIC Standard Subject Categories & Qualifiers scheme is the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and other English language markets. Version 2.1 of the BIC scheme (BIC2.1) was released in December 2010. It updates and expands the previous Version 2.0. Note that all codes in BIC2.0 are included in BIC2.1 (although some headings have been modified, typically to update terminology or clarify scope)."

Controlled Vocabularies for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging

"These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections librarians, and for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies."

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