Current Issue: 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.


BDSlife, Issue 1

In the first issue of our new online magazine, BDSlife, we celebrate 25 years of BDS, visit the fascinating museum at Cambridge University Press, and introduce our readers to a new arrival on the BDS staff, Heather Sherman, who will be dealing directly with our academic library customers.

All New BDS

As libraries, bookshops and businesses reopen, we present a fresh way to communicate with the world: a new website, a new magazine, and a branding makeover that distills what BDS is: your metadata partner.