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BDS Sponsors RSC Reception

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On Friday 6th November 2015, the first step in implementing the recent review of the RDA Governance Model was taken with the launch of the new governance branding, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC). BDS sponsored the reception held in Edinburgh City Chambers which was attended by over 50 delegates from… Read more »

BDS Sponsors CILIP Linked Data Executive Briefing

As an industry leader in the creation of linked metadata, BDS is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a day-long executive briefing that brings together industry experts to provide an overview of the issues that library managers and decision-makers should consider regarding linked metadata. The event takes place on the… Read more »

Lesley Creamer Retires

Lesley Creamer, Data Manager at BDS, retired on 30 September 2015. After taking a degree in French at St Andrews University, and completing her post-graduate education at Aberystwyth, Lesley’s professional career started at Dundee Public Libraries, where she worked as a Cataloguer for six years, prior to the birth of… Read more »

BDS Partners PTFS Europe

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BDS and open source library management systems supplier PTFS Europe have struck a metadata supply deal that will see libraries working with PTFS Europe also able to benefit from BDS’s industry-leading, content-rich metadata. PTFS Europe was formed in 2007 and provides implementation, hosting and support services for the open source… Read more »

BDS Celebrates 20 Years

eric green and lesley whyte cut the cake celebrating bds 20 years in business

BDS celebrated 20 years of business with panache at a “party” for the staff, their partners, management and long-term associates and friends of the company. The event took place not far from the BDS HQ at the Cairndale Hotel in the centre of Dumfries, Scotland. Bubbly led into two brief… Read more »

Deputy First Minister For Scotland Visits BDS

On the eve of the 20th-anniversary celebrations, BDS was visited by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Construction and Economy. Accompanied by Anne MacColl, Chief Executive, Scottish Development International, John Swinney spent an hour at BDS, learning about metadata creation and standards for books,… Read more »

LLC Renews Data Deal

BDS is set to continue its metadata services to the London Library Consortium in a new three year deal to supply the sixteen member local authorities across the country’s capital city. The deal builds on a successful long-standing relationship which has seen BDS supply the consortium via a metadata feed… Read more »