Book Item and Contribution Identifier (BICI)

What is Book Item and Contribution Identifier (BICI)?

Book Item and Contribution Identifier (BICI) meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A variable length code currently under development by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to uniquely identify logical components or items within a book or publication to which an ISBN has been assigned, regardless of medium. Its purpose is the identification of a part, chapter, section within a chapter, volume within a set, illustration, map, table, or separately enumerated entry or article, as well as materials supplied with the publication (teacher’s manual, diskette, book jacket, etc.) that do not have separate ISBNs. The code is intended to identify non-serial items in the same way that the SICI identifies serial items, for the use of persons engaged in functions associated with the publication, such as online retrieval, database linking, document delivery, rights management, etc.  


reference: ABC-CLIO