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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides $4,415,000 to support CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices
CLIR has announced the latest phase of its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, called Amplifying Unheard Voices, supported by a $4,415,000 investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
$15M Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant from the Library of Congress Announced for Minority Communities
The Library of Congress has announced a new, multiyear initiative, called Of The People, in support of Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities to enable storytelling through technology, internships, and fellowship opportunities, and supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This initiative represents the largest grant from a private […]
Backstage is always working to improve our services for our clients, and we’ve recently made four additions to expand your options for authority control services.
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 […]
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 […]