BISAC Subject Headings List 2012 Ed. Released by Book Industry Study Group
BISAC Subject Headings are used by many book distributors and bookstores.
In the past few years we’ve shared several items about libraries utilizing BISAC to help organize materials.
From the Book Industry Study Group (BISG):
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.
The complete BISAC Subject Headings List is available online at no cost for one-to-one look-up. You may also request an End Users’ License to download versions of the Subject Headings List in Excel, PDF and Word for incorporation in your company’s internal databases.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.