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 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 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 announces new projects and increased innovations

PROVO, Utah, January 29, 2016–– The new year is off to an accelerated start at Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) as their automated services department takes on new and innovative projects.  Backstage continues to expedite processes, implement new technologies and allow libraries more customized settings than any other service provider.

In addition to implementing Library of Congress’ RDA enrichment requirements, Backstage is taking the lead in creating supplemental RDA elements that will benefit its clients. Backstage is adding 344, 345, 346, and 347 fields to bibliographic records. Options under consideration are other 38x fields in addition to the 382, 383 and 384 fields currently in place. Overall, Backstage processed nearly 80 million records in 2015. Continue reading

Backstage’s 2014 RDA enrichment promotion a big success

PROVO, Utah, December 31, 2014Backstage Library Works (bslw.com) today announced the successful completion of a year-long RDA enrichment program designed to ensure consistency within library catalogs.  During 2014, Backstage enriched more than 72 million records with RDA elements. Continue reading

Backstage RDA enrichment efforts exceed 60 million records

PROVO, Utah, December 5, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com), has seen significant growth in requests for its customizable RDA enrichment services.  To date, Backstage has enriched more than 60 million bibliographic records with RDA elements for more than 60 client libraries. Continue reading

Backstage Library Works completes vital cataloging project for Kansas State University Libraries

MANHATTAN, Kan., October 13, 2014 — As librarians at Kansas State University Libraries have learned, when dealing with more than 3 million items, automation and assistance can be incredibly beneficial. Continue reading