Current Issue: BDSlife Issue 3

Welcome to issue 3 of BDSlife. We open with a look at progress made by BDS’s Academic Library Licence – the new metadata supply service for academic libraries. We also feature the refreshed Access to Research service provided through UK public libraries. Then it’s on to cover the recent online WLIC conference. There’s also a focus on the new Eurospan Bookstore, recently built by the BDS web services division. And then there’s a review of the recently published, “The Library, A Fragile History” – a fascinating read. Plus news and job opportunities at the UK’s leading metadata supplier. So, get stuck in.


Find out more about the BDS Academic Library Licence. Full, book-in-hand MARC records delivered on or before publication for new additions to stock for all English language print, ebook or open access titles. The BDS Academic Library Licence is destined to transform metadata provision to universities across the country.


BDSlife, Issue 2

In the second issue of BDSlife, we launch our new service to the academic library community, the BDS Academic Library Licence. We welcome new members of staff and say goodbye to our Chairman, Cleve Vine, who retires from the role he has held for 16 years. Our interview is with BDS Managing Director, Lesley Whyte who looks back on her 40 years working in the cataloguing sector. We also visit the Scottish Poetry Library, one of the UK’s boldest specialist libraries and we look back at the first ever MDG conference online, which BDS sponsored in September 2020 and forward to the M25 Consortium Conference.

The Future of the Academic Library Catalogue

BDS is rolling out its new Academic Library Licence, the most important innovation in the delivery of catalogue records to academic libraries in many years.