Enriched Content

Enriched content is a vital part of the modern library catalogue, engaging users and enhancing the research and discovery experience.

Images as part of the library catalogue increase the chances of users finding what they want, reducing frustration, improving the search experience and increasing usage.

BDS offers a wide range of enriched content to accompany its core catalogue metadata.

Academic and public libraries will find of particular benefit:

  • Images of book jackets and inside pages
  • TOCs
  • Descriptions
  • Text previews and book reviews
  • Biographical notes
  • Film trailers and cast lists

All library services can also enjoy:

  • Author notes
  • Marketing information
  • Music artist biographies
  • Track listings
  • Screenshots for video games
  • Production details
  • Audio clips

Images and information can be delivered via diverse mechanisms, the most popular of which is our BDSLink service or XML API.


Images and enriched content are seamlessly integrated into and displayed in your discovery system or catalogue without the need to store information locally.

Contact us now to find out more about BDS Enriched Content and how it can enhance your library.