• 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • BDS Expands With Thema

    BDS now offer Thema subject categories on its flagship BDSLive service. The move continues the ongoing commitment by BDS to address international metadata standards and follows on from the recent inclusion of UNIMARC and UKSLC standards. Thema is a multilingual, multicultural subject category scheme designed to meet the needs of...

  • 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...

  • 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 Whyte....

  • BDS Appoint Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development

    BDS is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Skinner as Director of Business Development. Simon will cover the retail, publisher and international markets as BDS expands its metadata, web and design services into the trade sector. Skinner says, "I'm really excited to be joining BDS at this time of growth and opportunity for the...

  • BDS Integrates With Cloudlibrary

    Public and academic libraries around the world can now integrate MARC data from BDS with bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary™. The new partnership means that when libraries select titles from the cloudLibrary, BDS will automatically be notified and will deliver the full MARC records directly to the library. This creates a seamless experience for...

  • BDS Includes UNIMARC

    BDS now offers data in the UNIMARC standard through all its major delivery systems. The move to include the Universal MARC standard comes with the increased international interest in BDS metadata. Originally developed to avoid all the conversion permutations between the twenty different MARC formats, UNIMARC was, in fact, adopted by...

  • BDS Incorporates UKSLC

    BDS now presents UK Standard Library Categories as standard on BDZ and BDSLive, while UKSLC can be switched on as an option for BDS Direct Data Feed, EDI model and Autoresponse customers. UKSLC, originally published as e4libraries Subject Category Headings and subsequently revised into its current format, is based on the BIC standard...

  • BDS Featured In Designing Libraries

    BDS is centrally featured in this month’s issue of Designing Libraries, the online centre for library design and innovation. In an article entitled “Designing Beautiful Data”, Designing Libraries looks at the history of BDS, what has made it so successful and moves onto the recent rebrand that has seen the company integrate web and design...

  • LibrariesWest Chooses BDS

    The consortium of seven libraries authorities, LibrariesWest, has chosen BDS for its data supply in a new seven year contract to last until 2023. The deal marks a milestone in BDS’s dominance in library data supply for the UK. With the seven authorities of LibrariesWest signed up to BDS data, the company now supplies every local authority...