• Blackwell's and BDS Announce New Metadata Contract

    Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest specialist and academic bookseller, has announced a new contract with BDS to provide its core bibliographic and extended data. The deal, which covers data for the bookseller’s website and shops, is a significant one for both BDS and for the industry. As part of the new relationship, BDS and Blackwell’s will...

  • BDS Living Wage Is National News

    The adoption of the Living Wage by BDS has received attention in the national media. Scotland’s The National online newspaper carries an article highlighting BDS’s commitment to the Living Wage, praising its courage in supporting a rural economy through a fair wage policy. The newspaper interviewed BDS Managing Director, Lesley Whyte....

  • BDS Appoint Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development

    BDS is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development. Simon will cover the retail, publisher and international markets as BDS expands its metadata, web and design services into the trade sector. Skinner says, "I'm really excited to be joining BDS at this time of growth and opportunity for the...

  • BDS Integrates With Cloudlibrary

    Public and academic libraries around the world can now integrate MARC data from BDS with bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary™. The new partnership means that when libraries select titles from the cloudLibrary, BDS will automatically be notified and will deliver the full MARC records directly to the library. This creates a seamless experience for...

  • BDS Includes UNIMARC

    BDS now offers data in the UNIMARC standard through all its major delivery systems. The move to include the Universal MARC standard comes with the increased international interest in BDS metadata. Originally developed to avoid all the conversion permutations between the twenty different MARC formats, UNIMARC was, in fact, adopted by...

  • BDS Incorporates UKSLC

    BDS now presents UK Standard Library Categories as standard on BDZ and BDSLive, while UKSLC can be switched on as an option for BDS Direct Data Feed, EDI model and Autoresponse customers. UKSLC, originally published as e4libraries Subject Category Headings and subsequently revised into its current format, is based on the BIC standard...

  • BDS Featured In Designing Libraries

    BDS is centrally featured in this month’s issue of Designing Libraries, the online centre for library design and innovation. In an article entitled “Designing Beautiful Data”, Designing Libraries looks at the history of BDS, what has made it so successful and moves onto the recent rebrand that has seen the company integrate web and design...

  • LibrariesWest Chooses BDS

    The consortium of seven libraries authorities, LibrariesWest, has chosen BDS for its data supply in a new seven year contract to last until 2023. The deal marks a milestone in BDS’s dominance in library data supply for the UK. With the seven authorities of LibrariesWest signed up to BDS data, the company now supplies every local authority...

  • BDS Wins Portsmouth Contract

    Portsmouth City Council Library Service has chosen BDS as its new metadata supplier. A 2-year contract (with the option to extend to 5 years) incorporates the supply of metadata and extended content alongside a complete retrospective conversion of the Portsmouth catalogue to bring it up to date with current RDA library standards. “We...

  • BDS Sponsors RSC Reception

    On Friday 6th November 2015, the first step in implementing the recent review of the RDA Governance Model was taken with the launch of the new governance branding, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC). BDS sponsored the reception held in Edinburgh City Chambers which was attended by over 50 delegates from Europe and the rest of the world. The...

  • BDS Sponsors CILIP Linked Data Executive Briefing

    As an industry leader in the creation of linked metadata, BDS is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a day-long executive briefing that brings together industry experts to provide an overview of the issues that library managers and decision-makers should consider regarding linked metadata. The event takes place on the 24th November at...

  • Lesley Creamer Retires

    Lesley Creamer, Data Manager at BDS, retired on 30 September 2015. After taking a degree in French at St Andrews University, and completing her post-graduate education at Aberystwyth, Lesley’s professional career started at Dundee Public Libraries, where she worked as a Cataloguer for six years, prior to the birth of her two children....