Bokbasen provides a wide range of services to all parts of Norway’s publishing community. The company builds and maintains the Den norske Bokdatabasen catalogue containing data about all Norwegian publishers. By making use of this single centralized register, the industry can easily make use of the data – in online stores, bookshops, libraries and schools – instead of spending time gathering it, as is the focus in many other countries. When e-books entered the market, Bokbasen was quick to build the infrastructure to support them, including a streaming service for audiobooks. AWS partner Basefarm has been hosting and managing operations for Bokbasen in its private cloud since 2012.
In 2017 Bokbasen started utilizing AWS for storing and transcoding of audio files. In 2018 Bokbasen migrated their public website to AWS.
In 2019, Bokbasen set out on a new mission to digitize books and learning materials, beginning with Digitalelev, a product for management and procurement of digital learning materials in schools, and Allvit, a platform for distribution of textbooks and resources for higher education.