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

Backstage completes complex microfilming project for the Center for Research Libraries

BETHLEHEM, Pa., November 29, 2016 – On behalf of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and its Middle East Materials Project (MEMP), Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) recently microfilmed 10 years of the Palestinian newspaper, al-Hadaf  (The Target).  Continue reading

Libraries choose Backstage’s combined digitization and microfilming services for collection preservation

PROVO, Utah, November 16, 2016 –– As digitization and microfilming trends around the world continue to evolve, academic, public and special libraries are turning to Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) for a combined approach to preservation. Continue reading

Backstage completes extensive on-site digitization and transmissive digitization projects for Library of Congress

BETHLEHEM, Pa., October 19, 2016 – Backstage Library Works recently completed a pair of scanning projects for the Library of Congress. Over the course of 18 months, they digitized 808,000 archival documents and bound book images on-site at the Library, plus 236,500 transmissive images at Backstage’s preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Digitizing rare and fragile collections on location at libraries provides curators an alternative to the extra handling involved with shipping. Continue reading

Backstage webinar reveals important RDA adoption and enrichment statistics

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PROVO, Utah, September 30, 2016 –– Over 100 metadata librarians participated in a recent webinar, RDA in Practice: Enrichment Profile Statistics Revisited, hosted by Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com). An average of 70 professionals, representing academic, public and special libraries, responded to … Continue reading

Backstage names Jocelyn Dunlop as sales representative for Northern territory

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PROVO, Utah, September 8, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Dunlop has joined its sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. Jocelyn will work with libraries in Illinois, … Continue reading