Long Reads

Building the Future

In 2017, BDS talked with Nick Poole, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Here we present the wide-ranging interview that discusses the future of the library, its role in a modern democracy, Brexit and digitisation… READ MORE

BDS interviews Lars G. Svensson

BDS went to the German National Library in Frankfurt to talk to world-expert on linked data and the Semantic Web, Dr Lars G. Svensson, and asks him about his vision of the future for libraries… READ MORE

Expertise is Value

The early twenty-first century is one of virtual exploration, and it is easy to get lost. The shift from physical to digital, local to cloud, connected to inter-connected has changed our information-geography. One of the major results is a much greater reliance on metadata to navigate effectively. READ MORE

The Book Trade Loves BDS

Traditionally, we think of the bookshop as a place we love to browse and get lost in, but the website is the place where sales are made. The advantages are obvious: overcoming geography, no physical space required, change your window display in a flash, fewer overheads, a worldwide audience. READ MORE

A Beautiful Sight

Websites have to be functional; they have to inform or sell; they do not have to be beautiful, but when a website is attractive and performs its purpose, it is a joy to visit. The Yale University Press UK/Europe website, built by BDS, is a place that gives pleasure to... Read more » READ MORE