BDS has been busy during lockdown. 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.
All New bdslive.com
Our new website at www.bdslive.com divides into the industry sectors that BDS services with its world-class metadata: Libraries, Publishers, the Book Trade and Home Entertainment.
Popular features, such as the online CIP data entry form for publishers and access to BDS’s online catalogue, BDSLive, have been revamped, while the services and benefits of working with BDS are covered through quick-to-access menus and logical navigation.
“We realised that we could no longer accommodate our growing portfolio of services within the existing website structure and a new, simplified bdslive.com had to take its place,” says Eric Green, Managing Director of BDSDigital, the IT and web development arm of BDS that built the new site.
Already bdslive.com is seeing a steady increase in traffic.
“As we all move into a future where metadata is set to play an increasingly significant role in our daily lives, we are delighted to offer our customers this new, sector-oriented website which will allow visitors to appreciate the value of BDS metadata and services as we search, identify, purchase and consume online,” says Lesley Whyte, Managing Director of BDS.
BDSlife Goes Online
Our popular magazine is moving online and is renamed, BDSlife.
The change offers a broader range of topics, up-to-the-minute online communication, and reflects the need for more environmentally friendly production methods.
“BDS has grown since our magazine, BDSLife for Libraries, began in 2004,” says Lesley Whyte, the magazine’s editor. “Now we are online, we can offer a range of topics to a wider audience while retaining our focus.”
Readers can filter articles in the fields relating to libraries, publishing, the book trade or home entertainment. Moving online ensures that articles appear closer to the events to which they refer, for example, an industry conference.
“Breadth of interest is what made our previous magazine so successful and I don’t aim to change that,” says Lesley.
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