BDS

Changing the face of metadata content and provision for libraries around the world.

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At the forefront of metadata

BDS offers the best information-rich metadata for books and home entertainment releases for the library catalogue. It combines this with state-of-the-art web services and award-winning design services across digital and physical media.

Supplier to the British Library for the Catalogue in Publication Programme since 1995, BDS is the cornerstone of the British National Bibliography and therefore offers unrivalled, comprehensive and fully library-compatible catalogue records for UK publications across diverse media. BDS complements this with enhanced, enriched information such as book jacket images, TOCs, summaries, music artist biographies and audio-visual clips to engage users with the library catalogue.

BDS has devised a portfolio of products to access BDS metadata. From the multimedia, web-based catalogue, BDSLive, to its innovative suite of tools that comprises BDSLink, there is a way for every library service to enjoy the benefits of BDS. Through continuous research and innovation, including its leading role in the introduction of the new RDA standard, allied to an insistence on quality, BDS keeps your library at the forefront of metadata use and management.

Combined with its suite of web and design services, BDS offers “information beautifully presented”, the opportunity for customers to access the best data and present it on the Web with design that informs, engages and delights.

Work with BDS and discover what BDS can do for you in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, engagement and savings.

Products and services

  • BDSLive & BDSLite – a catalogue in your web-browser
  • BDZ – metadata delivered by Z39.50
  • Direct Data Feed - metadata direct to your LMS
  • BDS EDI – streamlined access for non-Z39.50 systems
  • Autoreponse – metadata by return
  • BDSLink – embedded enriched information direct from our servers
  • BDS Design – our award-winning design studio
  • BDS Web – the industry choice in book-related and cultural sector websites

Address

Bibliographic Data Services Ltd 
Annandale House 
The Crichton 
Bankend Road 
Dumfries 
DG1 4TA 


Tel: 01387 702 251 
Fax: 01387 702 259 
Email: info@bdslive.com

BDS

“BDS has developed an efficient, innovative and timely solution to a long-standing problem for large libraries such as the BL that need to maintain their cataloguing currency. In addition their recognised expertise in the constantly evolving world of bibliographic standards means we can be sure their records will meet our demanding quality requirements.” 

Neil Wilson
Head of Metadata Services at the British Library

“BDS has developed an efficient, innovative and timely solution to a long-standing problem for large libraries such as the BL that need to maintain their cataloguing currency. In addition their recognised expertise in the constantly evolving world of bibliographic standards means we can be sure their records will meet our demanding quality requirements.” 
Neil Wilson, Head of Metadata Services at the British Library“BDS has developed an efficient, innovative and timely solution to a long-standing problem for large libraries such as the BL that need to maintain their cataloguing currency. In addition their recognised expertise in the constantly evolving world of bibliographic standards means we can be sure their records will meet our demanding quality requirements.” Neil Wilson, Head of Metadata Services at the British Library
 
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