Askews and Holts Library Services


EDI is a method for communicating electronically with trading partners based on internationally agreed standards utilising either EDIfact or Tradacoms and we were one of the first suppliers to obtain TEILA accreditation by Book Industry Communication (BIC).

Askews and Holts Library Services are committed to providing EDI Services to our customers, the process is more efficient and more accurate. By eliminating paper copies, EDI can also reduce costs, improve the impact on the environment and release staff time. 

The EDI Services we offer are:

  • Orders
  • Quotes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Cataloguing Servicing/Fulfilments/Item load
  • Invoices (including consolidated)

We insist that standards are enforced wherever possible in order to maintain the integrity of the EDI process.  The standards are created by the Book Industry Communication (BIC) group. Further information can be found by visiting their website at

Alternatively customers should check with their Library Management Supplier for information in regards to the operation of EDI.