BDS has invested considerable time and resources into the creation of MARC data and catalogue enhancements in response to the fast-growing e-book market. This is reflected in BDS Data’s successful relationship with leading audiobook, digital services and large print publisher, W F Howes Limited that confirms the position of BDS as the premier source of library quality e-book records.
The creation of e-book records for use in the library catalogue is an exacting process that aims to mirror the high quality of existing BDS data as efficiently as possible for a large number of titles. E-books and e-lending are fast becoming an important part of the library landscape and BDS is ready to meet the exacting demands that this new media makes on the library catalogue.
BDS supplies W F Howes with MARC data for audiobooks, e-audio titles and e-books ordered via W F Howes’ OneClickdigital e-lending download platform for libraries.
At W F Howes we believe in the importance of providing contemporary popular titles in up-to-date media formats. Our deal with BDS allows us to extend and enhance our offering to libraries into the field of audiobooks, e-audiobooks and e-books while maintaining our core publishing values of quality, range and value.
Dominic White, Head of Publishing and Commerce, W F Howes