Community Languages

BDS works with suppliers of community language books in order to offer basic MARC records for temporary collections offered through libraries to their communities. Methods of delivery or accessing the metadata vary across supplier.

Contact us to find out more information on how BDS can help your library manage these specialist collections.

Here is essential information on our principal associates and how to receive the MARC records.

AZHAR ENTERPRISES

BDS works with Azhar Enterprises to provide basic electronic records for its community language material. Covers Indic, Non Indic and eastern European languages.
You can download electronic records that can be temporarily used alongside your library catalogue to track items.
Use the associated unique code (reference or order number) for each collection to Download Azhar Enterprises Books metadata here.

https://asianbookservices.com

BOOK CENTRE BRADFORD

In association with BDS, Bradford Book Centre provides UKMARC and MARC21 electronic bibliographic records, ready to load directly onto your system.

http://bookcentre.co.uk/

BOOKS ASIA

BDS provides MARC records for material supplied by Books Asia which covers books in Indic languages, such as Bengali, Gujarati and Hindi and non-Indic languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Farsi and Vietnamese.

The Books Asia metadata has been developed through an extensive consultation process between Books Asia and BDS and offers the opportunity for BDS Direct Data Feed customers to load records via single feed rather than loading files separately. Selections of books from Books Asia can be undertaken by the customer or by the supplier. Records are available in UKMARC and MARC21. Alternatively, files can be obtained directly from Books Asia.

www.bookasia.co.uk.

GRANT & CUTLER

Grant & Cutler specialises in the Western European languages, Russian and Polish, but also stocks materials for language learning in more than 150 languages, including a wide range of dictionaries in community languages.

MARC records for most titles in our catalogues or on this website are available to BDS subscribers.

www.grantandcutler.com/librariesschools

HANXIN

Hanxin supplies Chinese books along with MARC records via BDS’s Direct Data Feed.

http://hanxin.co.uk/

For more information about BDS and Community Languages contact us now.

STAR BOOKS

Star Books supply of books and specialist in literature relating to the Indian subcontinent.

You can download electronic records that can be temporarily used alongside your library catalogue to track items.

Use the associated reference number for each collection to Download BDS Star Books metadata here.

www.starpublic.com