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

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 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

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