BDS in Bokbasen Deal

Lesley Whyte with Bokbasen

BDS has signed a deal with Norwegian metadata supplier Bokbasen. BDS will supply information on selected English language UK book publications in ONIX 3 to Bokbasen for supply to Norwegian libraries and retailers.

“Bokbasen has recently expanded its “metadata for libraries” service in the Norwegian market and is very happy to have BDS supply catalogue records for our English language titles,” says Bente Franck-Sætervoll, Managing Director at Bokbasen. “BDS’s strong position in the British library market and high-quality data will, I feel sure, prove a major factor in our success in this sector.”

The deal represents a further step in BDS’s expansion, following on from its work with Electre in France and its new partnership with Akateeminen in Finland.

“We are delighted to be supplying metadata to Bokbasen,” says Lesley Whyte, Managing Director of BDS. “We hope the vibrant library services and book retailers throughout Norway will benefit from our metadata on UK publications. These are exciting times for BDS as we find new and diverse markets for BDS metadata.”

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