Jenny Wright to Chair RDA Committee

Jenny Wright, Chief Metadata Officer at BDS, is to take the Chair of the CILIP/BL RDA Committee. The appointment allows for a consolidation of representation regarding the new governance of the RDA standard. As well as chairing the CILIP/BL RDA Committee, Jenny will become CILIP/CIG’s nominated representative to EURIG, the… Read more »

BDS Sponsors Absolute Classics BDS is sponsoring Absolute Classics, a series of top flight classical music concerts, masterclasses and a ten-day August festival to take place across Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 2017-18. Absolute Classics, the creation of cellist Alex McQuiston, features highly-acclaimed international musicians who also provide tutoring and mentoring opportunities to… Read more »

BDS and CILIP Offer Free Conference Place

BDS has been invited to partner with CILIP to sponsor a bursary place* at the CILIP 2017 Conference in Manchester on 5-6 July 2017. This is a great opportunity for professional development, particularly for those who would otherwise find it difficult to attend the conference. A highlight of the programme… Read more »

Blackwell’s and BDS Announce New Metadata Contract

Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest specialist and academic bookseller, has announced a new contract with BDS to provide its core bibliographic and extended data. The deal, which covers data for the bookseller’s website and shops, is a significant one for both BDS and for the industry. As part of the new… Read more »

BDS Living Wage Is National News

The adoption of the Living Wage by BDS has received attention in the national media. Scotland’s The National online newspaper carries an article highlighting BDS’s commitment to the Living Wage, praising its courage in supporting a rural economy through a fair wage policy. The newspaper interviewed BDS Managing Director, Lesley… Read more »