In this Spring 2019 issue of BDSLife for Libraries we interview Gordon Dunsire, recipient of the IFLA medal in recognition of his work advancing the field of bibliographic data and the Semantic Web. We follow in the footsteps of eminent Victorian, Thomas Carlyle and explore The London Library, beloved haunt of literati and bibliographic adventurers. Also in the capital, the first-ever London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest, begins a startling year of events, many supported by BDS and based in and around its libraries. Musical initiatives are explored with coverage of BDS-sponsored Absolute Classics while BDS goes green with its new electric van and we cover the London Book Fair and the Scottish Book Conference. News from near home and abroad complete the issue.