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 are delighted to be working with BDS,” says Clare Forsyth, Service Development Manager at Portsmouth City Council Library Service. “We are looking forward to an exciting new working relationship which offers a great deal for our customers and enables our library service to remain at the forefront of the latest metadata developments.”

The new deal means Portsmouth joins neighbours Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight as BDS customers.
“This is great news for BDS and for Portsmouth,” says Sarah Armitage BDS Director of Library Sales. “We are looking forward to offering the highest level of service that all our customers have come to expect. Combined with our extended content and a retrospective conversion, we hope that the new deal offers a major enhancement to library services in Portsmouth.”

For more information about Portsmouth Library and Information Services visit: