Backstage surpasses 10 million mark in RFID tagging

PROVO, Utah, February 27, 2017 — Backstage Library Works (, a provider of on-site services to libraries around the world, has placed 10,821,628 radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. Projects ranged from application and encoding of 76,000 RFID labels for one library to tagging 1.6 million items across 35 branches for another. Recent Backstage RFID projects include tagging at California’s Pleasanton Public Library, Indiana’s Lake County Public Library, and Colorado’s Arapahoe Public Library.

Backstage crews tagged collections for libraries implementing systems from major RFID vendors, including:

  • 3M
  • Bibliotheca
  • D-Tech
  • EnvisionWare
  • Integrated Technology Group (ITG)
  • MK Solutions
  • Tech Logic

John Reese, vice president of on-site services for Backstage, explains:

“Backstage’s key to successful RFID tagging is developing and implementing communication protocols, quality control programs, and collaborative efforts to ensure we meet and exceed the needs of each library. We place qualified managers on-site for each project to fit specific requirements. We are very pleased to have surpassed the 10 million mark in tagging. Each tag laid end to end would equal 500 miles, or the distance between San Diego and San Francisco. Each of these great cities has contributed to our milestone.”

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Kat Kamp | Marketing Department
Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 |

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