BDS is the leading supplier of bibliographic metadata to libraries. Since 1995, BDS has supplied the British Library with metadata for the Catalogue-in-Publication programme, creating records for the published output of the UK and Ireland. Libraries working with BDS receive accurate and consistent records adhering to rigorously applied standards covering all mainstream holdings.
BDS offers an effective solution towards maintaining an excellent and up to date library catalogue.
We chose BDS because of the depth, breadth and accuracy of its metadata.
South East Library Management Systems
BDS’s expertise in the constantly evolving world of bibliographic standards means we can be sure records will meet our demanding quality requirements.
BDS has enabled LLC to remain at the forefront of metadata provision on its stock.
London Libraries Consortium
The service saves us hours of manual input and avoids inaccuracies in metadata.
Jenny Wright of BDS was exactly the kind of trainer we needed.
Cardiff University Information Services
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The regular magazine from BDS, published since 2004, features libraries large and small, articles on famous collections, interviews with industry leaders, cataloguing conundrums and solutions, conference reports and news from BDS.