$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 […]

Easier LC Coop Acquisitions with Backstage Processing

Participants in the Cooperative Acquisitions Program (CAP, or ‘LC Coop’) regularly receive print publications from around the world, expanding existing library collections and putting a focus on international acquisitions. These materials, some of which are in non-Roman character sets, need to be catalogued and processed before they can be used within the library, and members […]

Choosing What Digital Image Format Works Best for You

When you’re looking to start your first digitization project, file type options can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not familiar with their advantages and disadvantages. Backstage can help you understand the different types of deliverables common for digital imaging projects and make sure you are getting the most out of your files. Choosing the best […]

Microfilm Storage with Backstage Library Works

Microfilm Storage at Backstage Library Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

You’ve created archival microfilm from your original source materials. Your microfilm collection is a valuable asset to your researchers. Once properly created and processed, microforms require very little active preservation beyond storage, careful handling, and occasional surveying to evaluate condition. Keeping master reels safe and accessible is a key element of your collection management strategy. […]