BDS Catalogue Data
NEWBOOKS & BDS team up in providing data services

Together with BDS - Bibliographic Data Services - we provide the largest bibliographic catalogue for English-language publications in the international publishing industry.

More than 35 million fully enriched and editorially classified publications include print and e-books, audiobooks, film, music and video games. Booksellers and information service providers receive data licenses via Newbooks. These depend on whether the catalogue data is used as raw data or in connection with the SaaS solutions " eProcurement" or "Approval Plan System".

Catalogue Raw Data or Web Service

Our clients receive the data typically as catalogue raw data or integrate it via web service into their own systems, for example into web shops. Unlike in the case of other metadata vendors, no additional fee is charged for using the data in the public domain.

Managed Software "Approval Plan" & "eProcurement"

Moreover, we offer the use of BDS' metadata within our SaaS solutions “Approval Plan” and “”. These systems are designed in the corporate design of the respective bookseller or service provider; they use the system to serve libraries, companies and institutions of public authorities.

If additional data licenses are available - for example for the Newbooks’ journal database or the catalogue of Libri/Ingram - these can simply be activated. The SaaS solutions are tailored to corporate booksellers and library suppliers with regular customers and are constantly being further developed.


Benefits of BDS' high-quality metadata:

  • Comprehensive – Coverage of the entire English-speaking media market
  • Enriched – All standard classification schemes (Thema, BIC, BISAC, LCC, LCSH, DDC)
  • Flexible – Tailored data exports for booksellers and service providers
  • Timely – Daily incremental updates through close cooperation with publishers
  • Efficient – Catalogue raw data or usage within Newbooks SaaS solutions
  • Seamless – Data exports in all standard formats (e.g. ONIX, MARC21)
  • Approval Plan System – Profile-based acquisition proposals for librarians
  • Alma/SISIS/Aleph – Adaptability for all internationally used library systems

About BDS

Founded in 1995 by Lesley Whyte and Eric Green, Bibliographic Data Services quickly established itself as the foremost supplier of quality metadata to libraries.

The company has held the British Library Catalogue in Publication (CIP) Programme contract since 1995, providing core services to the British Library, and supplies all UK public libraries, many academic libraries and libraries around the world.

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