BDS and open source library management systems supplier PTFS Europe have struck a metadata supply deal that will see libraries working with PTFS Europe also able to benefit from BDS’s industry-leading, content-rich metadata.
PTFS Europe was formed in 2007 and provides implementation, hosting and support services for the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. Its services are used by many academic, public, NHS, special and government libraries across the UK and the rest of Europe.
“We are delighted to be able to supply metadata to customers of PTFS Europe alongside the many other library management system suppliers who work in partnership with BDS,” says Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales at BDS. “I am sure this is the beginning of a very fruitful working relationship between our two companies that will benefit libraries using the services of PTFS Europe everywhere.”
Nick Dimant, Managing Director PTFS Europe, says “This deal establishes new benchmarks for quality with regard to the services PTFS Europe can offer libraries. We are delighted to welcome BDS as a partner. Thousands of libraries using Koha worldwide will also be able to take advantage of this integration.”
BDS, established in 1995, is widely recognised as the UK’s leading supplier of metadata to libraries. Established and still run by library professionals, the company manages the British Library Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) Programme as well as offering diverse services to libraries across the UK in the area of metadata supply.
BDS services available to PTFS Europe customers include Image supply and catalogue enhancements, the BDS Direct Data Feed and other direct supply MARC record services.
For more information on BDS visit www.bibliographicdata.co.uk
For more information on PTFS visit www.ptfs-europe.com