This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2 revision 01, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk. You can also browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme.
|5||Interest age / Special interest qualifiers…
Do not use “5” on individual books, as it is not a valid qualifier code; select appropriate qualifier code(s) from Section 5 below
|5A||Interest age / level…
|5H||Holidays and seasonal interest…
|5S||Of specific Gay and Lesbian interest…
|5X||Contains explicit material
Use for all material (often called ‘young adult’) for mid-teens and upwards featuring topics regarded as unsuitable for some readers, including sex, drug use, violence, swearing. Assign both a Y* and a non-Y* subject code to all such items, in addition to the 5X qualifier. May optionally also be used for any adult material of a sexually explicit nature (which would not have a Y* subject code)
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