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.
PROVO, Utah, February 29, 2016 –– In a recent pilot project with Drexel University, Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) developed a unique retrospective service that solves the challenge of deconstructing MeSH authorities. Backstage’s innovative program is designed to follow the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) practices for faceted headings, allowing libraries that participate in Backstage’s service to update medical subject headings consistent with NLM’s recently modified CATFILE and SERFILE databases. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, July 16, 2015 –– Recognized by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) as an independent contributor to Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO), Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) joins a global effort in building the Library of Congress Name Authority File by contributing authority records for personal, corporate, and geographic names as well as uniform titles. Continue reading
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
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
PROVO, Utah, June 26, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) announced today the completion of RDA enrichment for 380,000 records within the MOBIUS Archway library catalog. Archway is the first of several MOBIUS systems to receive RDA processing from Backstage. A total of 14 million records, spanning 10 systems are scheduled to receive RDA updates. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, June 20, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) has seen a dramatic increase in requests for its customizable RDA enrichment services. In the first six months of 2014, out of 11.1 million bibliographic records scheduled for authority control processing for new clients, 10.8 million records were marked for enrichment. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, June 10, 2013 — Phoenix Public Library (Phoenix, Ariz.) has chosen Backstage Library Works to provide cataloging and processing services for select non‑English-language materials. The agreement allows the library to receive these books fully labeled, complete with catalog records, and ready to go directly onto library shelves.