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Bibliographic Provision and Cataloguing A presentation to the BIC E4LIBRARIES SYSTEMS WORKSHOP. Lesley Whyte, Managing Director, BDS 26 November 2007. Company Profile. Established in December 1994 Based in Dumfries, South-West Scotland Independent, privately-owned company

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Bibliographic Provision and Cataloguing

A presentation to the BIC E4LIBRARIES SYSTEMS WORKSHOP

Lesley Whyte, Managing Director, BDS

26 November 2007

company profile
Company Profile
  • Established in December 1994
  • Based in Dumfries, South-West Scotland
  • Independent, privately-owned company
  • Currently employs 35 staff, including qualified and experienced cataloguers and librarians
the role of bds in the market
The Role of BDS in the Market
  • BDS was established to provide a service to the library supply and library market
  • BDS translates trade information into a format that can be used in libraries
  • BDS aggregates and adds value to publishers’ and film distributors’ information
  • BDS eliminates the need for re-keying and modification of trade data
bibliographic agencies
Bibliographic Agencies

We are fortunate………

data standards
Data Standards
  • MARC/ISO 2709
  • AACRII
  • Dewey Decimal Classification (22nd edition)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings and NACO name authority files
  • Library of Congress Classification
areas of focus
Areas of Focus
  • System suppliers
  • Library suppliers
  • Libraries
system suppliers
System Suppliers
  • ISBN-13
  • Coping with 2 forms of MARC data
  • Integration of extended content
  • Different versions and capabilities of the same LMS
library suppliers
Library Suppliers
  • Introduction of ‘corruption’ into data feed to libraries
  • Provision of the “correct information” to enable supplier selection to be performed effectively
libraries
Libraries
  • Lack of funding
  • Lack of vision for online catalogues
  • Acceptance that data is not free
  • Differing levels of record
  • Failure to adopt new versions of Dewey
  • Desire to customise unnecessarily
  • Staff who do not appreciate the full implications of data usage