University of Colorado Boulder to begin cataloging project with Backstage Library Works

PROVO, Utah, August 29, 2012 — The University of Colorado Boulder has engaged the cataloging services of Backstage Library Works for select non-English language materials. The new project involves full-level cataloging for items published in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Korean and Tibetan. Cataloging will include Library of Congress classification and subject headings, with scripts and transliteration as appropriate.

The University Libraries will send Backstage items to be cataloged. Backstage staff will search OCLC WorldCat for copy. If copy is available, the records will be edited to the library’s specifications.  If no copy cataloging exists, Backstage will create original catalog records.

The Bibliographic Services team in Backstage’s Provo, Utah, office will manage the workflow, drawing on the expertise of professional and paraprofessional staff, as well as a network of contract catalogers, to provide all of the language skills that the university’s project requires.

About the University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder, serving nearly 30,000 students on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, is one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). CU-Boulder boasts four Nobel laureates, more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies, and 90 research centers, institutes, and laboratories. The campus offers 3,400 courses in 150 fields of study in architecture, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, journalism, law, and music, including 80 majors at the bachelor’s level, 70 at the master’s level, and 52 at the doctoral level.

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 |

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