• BDS Launches New BDSLive

    BDS’s flagship search and discovery tool, BDSLive, has undergone a major revamp. The new BDSLive expands its range and relevance, improving its offering to libraries while making it a service more relevant to trade and industry bodies. Libraries to Benefit Hugely Added to the popular features such as ISBN look-up, list creation and a host...

  • Cue Features BDSWest10 Data

    October’s edition of Cue Entertainment Magazine carries an in-depth interview with BDSWest10’s Barry Smith who talks about “Navigating the Chaos of Content” to Cue readers. The three-page interview by Cue’s Chris Barrett begins by addressing the recent rebrand of West10 to BDSWest10 which Barry explains “is to provide a united branding...

  • BDS Awarded TEiLA

    BDS has been awarded the Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA). TEiLA is specific to libraries and the library supply chain and is awarded to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to industry standards while deploying technologies identified by BIC as being of benefit to the library sector. “Following the first meeting of...

  • BDS in Data Deal with Ingram

    BDS has signed a deal with global content distributor, Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”), to receive metadata for English language publications. Ingram metadata can be integrated into BDS’s products and services, improving the scope while maintaining the quality that the UK-based company offers to its clients in the UK and abroad. “The...

  • Prize Winner Announced

    Rufus Cuthbert, Marketing Manager at Endeavour Media, won the prize of a magnum of champagne at the BDS stand during the London Book Fair, held at London's Kensington Olympia in April. The competition simply required visitors to the BDS stand to drop their business card into a "hat" from which the lucky winner was drawn when the UK's...

  • BDS Supply Blackwell's Library Customers

    BDS has signed a deal with Blackwell’s UK to supply profiled MARC records direct to academic libraries. Blackwell’s UK works with all major academic publishers and supplies books in print and digital formats to academic institutions across the country. Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales at BDS, says, “The quality and accuracy of...

  • BDS in Bokbasen Deal

    BDS has signed a deal with Norwegian metadata supplier Bokbasen. BDS will supply information on selected English language UK book publications in ONIX 3 to Bokbasen for supply to Norwegian libraries and retailers. “Bokbasen has recently expanded its “metadata for libraries” service in the Norwegian market and is very happy to have BDS...

  • BDS Retains BL CIP Contract

    BDS is delighted to announce that it has retained the contract with the British Library for the Cataloguing-in-Publication Programme, a contract it has held since 1995. A rigorous tendering process saw BDS, partnered by Nielsen Book, secure the contract to catalogue all new physical and digital publications produced in the UK and...

  • 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 European RDA...

  • BDS Sponsors Absolute Classics

    www.absoluteclassics.co.uk 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...

  • 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 this year has to be the keynote...

  • 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 relationship, BDS and Blackwell’s will...