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Libraries Get Spending Boost

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is investing an extra £3.3 million in its libraries. Last year’s London Borough of Culture, which BDS supported by backing library-based events across the local authority, is bucking the national trend of cuts to local libraries after the huge successes of 2019. “I’m delighted… Read more »

BDS Celebrates

BDS is celebrating 25 years serving the book trade. BDS saw the dawn of the Internet revolution and capitalised on its potential to provide a centralised cataloguing service. It has grown to supply metadata on international publications in English, and includes books, e-books, audiobooks, film, music and games via data… Read more »

BDS Offers RDA Boost for Catalogues

BDS now offers libraries a new automated tool that incorporates RDA elements into legacy records to enhance library catalogues. The BDS RDA Enhancement Service represents a significant step towards modernising library catalogues and forms part of BDS’s Retrospective Conversion service. AACR2 records are modified automatically to make them more compatible… Read more »

BDS in World Premiere Celebration

Huw Wiggin of the Ferio Quartet

BDS has commissioned and sponsored the world premiere of a work by composer Fraser Clark, BDS’s resident classical music expert. The performance was part of the Absolute Classics festival held in Scotland’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal in Dumfries. A post-concert reception at the recently opened Peter Pan Moat Brae… Read more »

Page to Pavement Starts the Walk

people enjoying grandad's island in a park

The BDS-sponsored “From Page to Pavement,” part of the London Borough of Culture year-round series of community arts projects organised by Artillery, kicked off at Walthamstow’s Garden Party in Lloyd Park. From Page to Pavement features the popular children’s book Grandad’s Island created by author and illustrator Benji Davies who is a resident… Read more »

E17 Art Trail a Hit in Libraries

Self Portrait as Catherine of Alexandria by Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi

The E17 Art Trail allowed London Borough of Waltham Forest residents to enjoy over two weeks of great events in libraries. The festival, for which BDS was the platinum sponsor, saw literally hundreds of open studios, street events, exhibitions, music and performances. The Art Trail is a cornerstone of the… Read more »

BDS Sponsors London Borough Of Culture

grandads island book cover

BDS is Platinum sponsor for London-based arts organisation, Artillery, in a landmark initiative that forms part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s year as inaugural London Borough of Culture. “From Page to Pavement” is a collaborative project that aims to work with 11,000 borough residents and takes inspiration from Walthamstow-based… Read more »

BDS Sponsors Evening With “No1” Author

Alexander McCall Smith by Ronnie Galloway

Fiction writer, children’s author, poet and opera librettist, Alexander McCall Smith was the guest for the BDS-sponsored Crichton Conversation which took place before a packed house at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries. The No1 Ladies Detective Agency author – a hit TV series from the BBC in conjunction with HBO… Read more »

BDS Launches New BDSLive

bds live logo

BDS’s flagship search and discovery tool, BDSLive, has undergone a major revamp. The new BDSLive expands its range and relevance, improving its offering to libraries while making it a service more relevant to trade and industry bodies. Libraries to Benefit Hugely Added to the popular features such as ISBN look-up,… Read more »

Cue Features BDSWest10 Data

October’s edition of Cue Entertainment Magazine carries an in-depth interview with BDSWest10’s Barry Smith who talks about “Navigating the Chaos of Content” to Cue readers. The three-page interview by Cue’s Chris Barrett begins by addressing the recent rebrand of West10 to BDSWest10 which Barry explains “is to provide a united… Read more »