The Importance of Metadata

You need metadata to be detailed and consistent or you and your customers will not find what they are looking for. Whether you are in a bookshop or a library, whether you are online or in-store, whether you want to download an e-book or audiobook, metadata is a core component of all services relating to purchasing, borrowing or trading.

Read our leaflet “Metadata and You” to discover more about the diverse applications and importance of BDS metadata.

Unrivalled Discovery

Metadata that combined accurate, industry-standard standards and classification combined with excellent enriched content

Provide a Better Service

BDS helps you deliver a better service, leading your customers to the items they want to buy or borrow.

Some of the benefits of using BDS data:

  • metadata updated during life-cycle of the product
  • price and availability
  • flexible integration of extended content into your system
  • free consultation to help you decide on the best package of services