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BDS Launches New BDSLive

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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 »

BDS Awarded TEiLA

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BDS has been awarded the Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA). TEiLA is specific to libraries and the library supply chain and is awarded to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to industry standards while deploying technologies identified by BIC as being of benefit to the library sector. “Following the first… Read more »

BDS in Data Deal with Ingram

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BDS has signed a deal with global content distributor, Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”), to receive metadata for English language publications.Ingram metadata can be integrated into BDS’s products and services, improving the scope while maintaining the quality that the UK-based company offers to its clients in the UK and abroad.“The Ingram… Read more »

Prize Winner Announced

Rufus Cuthbert with Simon Skinner

Rufus Cuthbert, Marketing Manager at Endeavour Media, won the prize of a magnum of champagne at the BDS stand during the London Book Fair, held at London’s Kensington Olympia in April. The competition simply required visitors to the BDS stand to drop their business card into a “hat” from which… Read more »

BDS Supply Blackwell’s Library Customers

BDS has signed a deal with Blackwell’s UK to supply profiled MARC records direct to academic libraries. Blackwell’s UK works with all major academic publishers and supplies books in print and digital formats to academic institutions across the country. Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales at BDS, says, “The quality… Read more »

BDS in Bokbasen Deal

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BDS has signed a deal with Norwegian metadata supplier Bokbasen. BDS will supply information on selected English language UK book publications in ONIX 3 to Bokbasen for supply to Norwegian libraries and retailers. “Bokbasen has recently expanded its “metadata for libraries” service in the Norwegian market and is very happy… Read more »

BDS Retains BL CIP Contract

BDS is delighted to announce that it has retained the contract with the British Library for the Cataloguing-in-Publication Programme, a contract it has held since 1995. A rigorous tendering process saw BDS, partnered by Nielsen Book, secure the contract to catalogue all new physical and digital publications produced in the… Read more »

Jenny Wright to Chair RDA Committee

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Jenny Wright, Chief Metadata Officer at BDS, is to take the Chair of the CILIP/BL RDA Committee. The appointment allows for a consolidation of representation regarding the new governance of the RDA standard. As well as chairing the CILIP/BL RDA Committee, Jenny will become CILIP/CIG’s nominated representative to EURIG, the… Read more »

BDS Sponsors Absolute Classics

group from absolute classics and bds BDS is sponsoring Absolute Classics, a series of top flight classical music concerts, masterclasses and a ten-day August festival to take place across Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 2017-18. Absolute Classics, the creation of cellist Alex McQuiston, features highly-acclaimed international musicians who also provide tutoring and mentoring opportunities to… Read more »