BDS is set to continue its metadata services to the London Library Consortium in a new three year deal to supply the sixteen member local authorities across the country’s capital city.
The deal builds on a successful long-standing relationship which has seen BDS supply the consortium via a metadata feed to the consortium’s Axiell Galaxy system plus the supply of images and consortium-wide access to BDSLive, BDS’s flagship online multimedia resource.
“We are delighted to be continuing to work with BDS,” says Ann Rennie, Library Services Manager at the London Borough of Havering. “Not only has the relationship between LLC and BDS been long and successful, it has also enabled LLC to remain at the forefront of metadata provision on its stock across its member boroughs.”
The deal offers discounts for shared system and consortium working and offers efficiency savings. The loading of data feed records and image display on OPACs is handled through collaboration between BDS and Axiell with no need for manual input by the consortium or by individual authorities within the consortium.
“The LLC is one of our key clients and we welcome the opportunity of continuing to work with them in the future,” comments Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales at BDS. “After twenty years in the world of metadata supply, BDS continues to retain its extensive customer base, which is surely testament to the quality of the service we offer.”