• Deputy First Minister For Scotland Visits BDS

    On the eve of the 20th anniversary celebrations, BDS was visited by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Construction and Economy. Accompanied by Anne MacColl, Chief Executive, Scottish Development International, John Swinney spent an hour at BDS, learning about metadata creation and...

  • BDS Celebrates 20 Years

    BDS celebrated 20 years of business with panache at a “party” for the staff, their partners, management and long-term associates and friends of the company. The event took place not far from the BDS HQ at the Cairndale Hotel in the centre of Dumfries, Scotland. Bubbly led into two brief speeches, the cutting of a bibliophile’s dream-cake,...

  • BDS Partners PTFS Europe

    BDS and open source library management systems supplier PTFS Europe have struck a metadata supply deal that will see libraries working with PTFS Europe also able to benefit from BDS’s industry-leading, content-rich metadata. PTFS Europe was formed in 2007 and provides implementation, hosting and support services for the open source...

  • Lesley Creamer Retires

    Lesley Creamer, Data Manager at BDS, retired on 30 September 2015. After taking a degree in French at St Andrews University, and completing her post-graduate education at Aberystwyth, Lesley’s professional career started at Dundee Public Libraries, where she worked as a Cataloguer for six years, prior to the birth of her two children....

  • BDS Sponsors CILIP Linked Data Executive Briefing

    As an industry leader in the creation of linked metadata, BDS is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a day-long executive briefing that brings together industry experts to provide an overview of the issues that library managers and decision-makers should consider regarding linked metadata. The event takes place on the 24th November at...

  • BDS Sponsors RSC Reception

    On Friday 6th November 2015, the first step in implementing the recent review of the RDA Governance Model was taken with the launch of the new governance branding, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC). BDS sponsored the reception held in Edinburgh City Chambers which was attended by over 50 delegates from Europe and the rest of the world. The...

  • BDS Wins Portsmouth Contract

    Portsmouth City Council Library Service has chosen BDS as its new metadata supplier. A 2-year contract (with the option to extend to 5 years) incorporates the supply of metadata and extended content alongside a complete retrospective conversion of the Portsmouth catalogue to bring it up to date with current RDA library standards. “We...