BDS Awarded TEiLA

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BDS has been awarded the Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA).

TEiLA is specific to libraries and the library supply chain and is awarded to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to industry standards while deploying technologies identified by BIC as being of benefit to the library sector.

“Following the first meeting of the BIC TEiLA Accreditation Panel, I am delighted to inform you that Bibliographic Data Services has been successfully accredited on the TEiLA Accreditation Scheme for the period, June 2018 – May 2019! Congratulations!” writes Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager at Book Industry Communication Ltd (BIC).

“This award is presented in recognition of your organisation’s efforts and achievements in deploying beneficial technologies and adhering to industry standards. Its covers the areas of bibliographic information supply and usage, electronic communication with suppliers, RFID solutions and systems integration and automation – all of which are designed to improve customer service and operational efficiency at lower cost.”

A panel of industry experts who are familiar with library technologies and whose organisations have all achieved accreditation themselves, meet to discuss each application assisted by analysis provided by BIC. The Panel decides if the applicant has achieved a sufficient score to be accredited.

“To receive such an award, judged by our peers in the industry, is an honour,” says Eric Green of BDS, “it rewards all the fantastic work the BDS team have put in, from cataloguers to IT, to sales and support, and demonstrates that it is benefitting the whole library sector and its customers.”

The TEiLA accreditation scheme helps to promote, encourage and reward activity in the library supply chain. It is free, easy to apply for and open to all. Applicants who pass can display their certificate and logo wherever they wish, and applicants who fail, do so in complete confidence and can receive advice from BIC on how to improve.

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