bibliotheca is pleased to announce that cloudLibrary™ is now partnering with Bibliographic Data Services (BDS) to offer libraries more robust MARC records for their digital collection. cloudLibrary readers can now enjoy enhanced descriptions and details while browsing or searching for their next read.
While cloudLibrary has always offered basic MARC records, or metadata, partnering with BDS in the UK gives libraries an option to provide more information to their readers. With this new integration, when a library purchases new content for the cloudLibrary, BDS will automatically be notified and will deliver the full MARC records directly to the library. This creates a seamless experience for the library and the reader and saves time for busy staff.
BDS has been providing high quality metadata to libraries in the UK and around the world for over two decades. “We ensure that libraries have consistent, premier quality records for all digital publications,” said Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales at BDS. “We look forward to supplying our high-quality digital records, many of which are hand crafted by our team of cataloguers and data experts, to mutual bibliotheca cloudLibrary and BDS customers. Libraries who hold a Public Library License will be able to access this new service at no extra charge"
“We pride ourselves on partnering with top library vendors around the world to ensure the that the cloudLibrary experience is seamless and enjoyable,” said Tom Mercer, Director of Digital Products at bibliotheca. “Our new partnership with BDS brings libraries another option to integrate MARC data into our system, ensuring library users receive quality information related to digital titles, enhancing the overall experience.”
Established in 1995, BDS has a client base which includes the British Library, 100% of the public libraries in the UK, a significant and increasing number of academic libraries, both in the UK and internationally, and a large number of international schools.
For general information about BDS visit http://www.bdslive.com.
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