Casey Cheney promoted to Vice President of Automation Services

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PROVO, Utah, July 7, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casey Cheney to Vice President of Automation Services.  Casey has worked with Backstage for 14 years and has fulfilled many roles, including assistant … Continue reading

Chad Cluff promoted to Chief Information Officer at Backstage

PROVO, Utah, July 6, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Cluff to Chief Information Officer.  Chad has worked at Backstage for 20 years and has fulfilled many roles, including metadata services technician, technical services developer, authority control programmer, software development and IT head, and now chief information officer. He is a PMP-certified leader who has worked with numerous clients, internal and external, in various formats to develop custom solutions to complicated data problems.  Chad will be responsible for the information, data, and programming needs of the company. Continue reading

Nate Cothran promoted to President of Backstage

PROVO, Utah, Jun 22, 2017 ––  Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President.  Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client’s workload. Continue reading

Backstage publishes “Vital Statistics for Authority Control”

PROVO, Utah, June 2, 2017 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) recently conducted a detailed assessment of authority control processing timelines.  The published report is a guide to help libraries plan and execute authority control projects most realistic to their schedules and deadlines.

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Backstage surpasses 10 million mark in RFID tagging

PROVO, Utah, February 27, 2017 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com), 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. Continue reading

Backstage promotes Alicia Sell to Vice President of Digitization Services

BETHLEHEM, Pa., January 17, 2017 – Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Alicia Sell to Vice President, Digitization Services. Sell has been with Backstage since 2011 serving as Account Manager for the Mid-Atlantic United States, and Europe. Her vision, wealth of experience in preservation, and her commitment to clients will be utilized in the expansion of client-centric services. Sell will also represent Backstage at conferences and speaking engagements. Continue reading

Backstage publishes results of survey: Managing Authority Control in a Changing Discovery Landscape

PROVO, Utah, December 29, 2016 –– The automation services team at Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is researching current practices and forward-facing trends in authority control. The new generation of cloud-hosted ILS offerings is gaining ground. RDA adoption is well underway, and the buzz of linked data is in the air. Continue reading