Academic Libraries

The quality metadata produced by BDS is ideally suited to academic library catalogues.

BDS uses name authority control and index via Library of Congress Subject Headings to provide many access points to the records in your catalogue. BDS also offers Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification, which makes it quick and easy to add items to your collections.

Enhanced Experience

BDS metadata enhances the research and study experience for students in further and higher education. All services described in our Products and Delivery section on this website are available to academic institutions.

With the library being an integral part of the study process, the role of extended content and metadata that is accurate, detailed and entertaining is vital to a student’s progress.


The consistency and accuracy of BDS metadata combined with BDS enriched content will enable your students to find what they need quickly.
Seamlessly integrate BDS enriched content such as images, TOCs and internal scans into your library management system via BDSLink, ftp, Z39.50 and XML API delivery options.

Compatibility with LMS Suppliers

Metadata in MARC format is standard for all BDS generated records, so no matter what source you choose to purchase from, BDS ensures the publication will fit seamlessly into your library catalogue.

Contact BDS now to find out more about our services to academic libraries.