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An introduction to BLDSS, including background and key information

Taking over 2 years to develop and impacting on almost every operational process in the Library, the new British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) will deliver a more efficient, higher quality document supply service that will develop as quickly as your needs do in future years.

Jointly funded by the Library and the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), it will replace existing systems and introduce new services supporting remote document supply and will have links with all Library services and systems that currently interact with document supply operations.

We’ll be implementing a managed, phased approach to the deployment of the new system to ensure there is no disruption to our service, starting with the migration of the Ordering systems of selected customers. Once the complete service, including the new interface is launched, it will be open to ALL users at that point.

Please take a look at the other pages in this section for further information, including Online Demonstrations and FAQs.