$15 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced a new funding opportunity for museums, libraries, and Native American and Native Hawaiian communities. The $15 million federal grant program will provide direct support to address community needs created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in assisting with recovery. Funding will be through the American Rescue Plan […]

Backstage supports Controlled Digital Lending and Distance Learning

The impact of COVID-19 has caused many students and researchers to rely on distanced learning. How do you make materials available in an distanced environment when, frequently, in-person access is no longer reliable or even possible? To help with this issue, Backstage Library Works is now offering a new digitization on-demand service to support a […]

Things to Consider When Planning Your RFID Tagging Project

Adding RFID to your library collection can be a huge boon to both library staff and your patrons. Self-checkout stations using RFID can improve checkout rates while limiting exposure and reducing strain on staff. RFID also makes inventory a breeze, while also allowing staff to scan shelves quickly and easily for missing books. With the […]

Top Questions When Considering Reclassification

Converting your library from one classification system to another can be an arduous task. Backstage helps make the challenge easier by walking you through the processes and using our experience to identify potential pitfalls.  However, these conversations usually start with the same standard questions from our clients. Here is an overview of the most common […]

Worrying about legacy tags as you plan your new RFID project?

RFID tag

RFID tags have been used in libraries for decades, but current open source ISO standards weren’t developed until 2005, and these became the official standards in 2011. This means some early adopters find themselves with legacy RFID tags that won’t integrate with modern systems. As those libraries look to transition to new technology, there must […]

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BSLW can help with grants

With the spread of COVID-19, many institutions have had to temporarily shut their doors and have their staff work remotely. Since this has led to collections being inaccessible for review, many grant programs are extending their deadlines for libraries to apply. As future planning becomes more difficult with unclear timelines for quarantines and upcoming budgets […]