Day-To-Day Responsibilities of an On-Site Project Manager

Backstage offers four tiers of management structures for On-Site projects that vary in degree of oversight.   In the Basic model, a PM puts together a processing plan and hands it off to the library to complete their own production.   In the Remote model, a small team will be hired, trained, and managed by a remote […]

On-Site Customization Available: Dusting, Weeding, and More

When it comes time to plan a large-scale project that includes every item in your collection, such as an inventory review, it’s important to consider what additional work you might want to do with each item while you have them in hand. Since it is rare to have an event where an entire collection will […]

A Simple Guide to Weeding your Library

Weeding, or deaccessioning, is the process of permanently removing an item from a library’s collection. A careful weeding plan is an integral part of keeping our libraries trusted sources of current information and library professionals work hard to curate their collections. Weeding policies are frequently tailored to the separate needs of public, academic, and school […]

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 […]