Libraries Get Spending Boost

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is investing an extra £3.3 million in its libraries. Last year’s London Borough of Culture, which BDS supported by backing library-based events across the local authority, is bucking the national trend of cuts to local libraries after the huge successes of 2019. “I’m delighted… Read more »

BDS Celebrates

BDS is celebrating 25 years serving the book trade. BDS saw the dawn of the Internet revolution and capitalised on its potential to provide a centralised cataloguing service. It has grown to supply metadata on international publications in English, and includes books, e-books, audiobooks, film, music and games via data… Read more »

BDS Offers RDA Boost for Catalogues

BDS now offers libraries a new automated tool that incorporates RDA elements into legacy records to enhance library catalogues. The BDS RDA Enhancement Service represents a significant step towards modernising library catalogues and forms part of BDS’s Retrospective Conversion service. AACR2 records are modified automatically to make them more compatible… Read more »

BDS in World Premiere Celebration

BDS has commissioned and sponsored the world premiere of a work by composer Fraser Clark, BDS’s resident classical music expert. The performance was part of the Absolute Classics festival held in Scotland’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal in Dumfries. A post-concert reception at the recently opened Peter Pan Moat Brae… Read more »

Page to Pavement Starts the Walk

The BDS-sponsored “From Page to Pavement,” part of the London Borough of Culture year-round series of community arts projects organised by Artillery, kicked off at Walthamstow’s Garden Party in Lloyd Park. From Page to Pavement features the popular children’s book Grandad’s Island created by author and illustrator Benji Davies who is a resident… Read more »