BDS in Data Deal with Ingram
BDS has signed a deal with global content distributor, Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”), to receive metadata for English language publications.
Ingram metadata can be integrated into BDS’s products and services, improving the scope while maintaining the quality that the UK-based company offers to its clients in the UK and abroad.
“The Ingram catalogue offers high quality metadata with rich extended content covering a very significant portion of US published output,” says Simon Skinner, Business Development Director at BDS, who crafted the deal. “This agreement reflects the global aspiration and vision of BDS and we are proud to have this opportunity to work with such a prestigious and respected company.”
US-based Ingram is a technology company that helps content reach its destination. The company supplies retailers, libraries and academic institutions on a worldwide basis, reflecting today’s global appetite for publications and the metadata needed to work alongside them.
“Both Ingram and BDS can now offer a truly comprehensive view of English language publications in the United Kingdom and the United States,” continues Simon.
“Ingram makes content available throughout the world,” said Margaret Harrison, Director of Digital Services. “And it’s the metadata and our extensive wholesale catalogue that enables publishers to extend that reach around the globe.”
More about Ingram:
“The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.”
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