Backstage Library Works and the Big Ten Academic Alliance announce new discount agreement for BTAA member institutions

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2018 —  The Big Ten Academic Alliance ( and Backstage Library Works ( have teamed up to provide BTAA member institutions with a special discount on Backstage services.

By leveraging technology and specialization, Backstage works with libraries, archives, and museums to cost‑effectively manage physical collections, digital collections, and metadata.

Most Backstage services are now available to BTAA member institutions at a discount. 


These services include:

  • Copy cataloging
  • Cataloging for non-English materials and non-Roman scripts
  • Bibliographic record upgrades
  • Shelf-ready processing
  • Reclassification
  • Automated authority control
  • RDA enrichment
  • URI enrichment for linked data
  • Record deduplication
  • Database cleanup
  • ILS migration
  • Custom programming
  • Digitization
  • Descriptive metadata
  • Transcription
  • Text markup (TEI)
  • Finding aid conversion (EAD)
  • Preservation microfilming
  • Microfilm duplication
  • Microfilm storage
  • Microfilm digitization
  • Inventory
  • Physical reclassification
  • RFID tagging
  • Other on-site services

Jeff Calcagno, Vice President of Sales and Customer Support
for Backstage states:

“The BTAA is a premier collaboration of high-level academic institutions and Backstage Library Works is very proud to provide our library services to their members. The evolving needs of these world-class institutions are an excellent fit for us in delivering high-quality services as they move towards a next generation of library patron support. Backstage has a solid history of supporting Big Ten members universities with high-quality professional library services and I am certain this new arrangement will further our existing relationships and create new ones.”

BTAA member institutions may contact Backstage directly and mention their BTAA affiliation to receive the discount. Members can visit, call 1.800.288.1265, or email

Members may also contact one of the following Backstage account representatives for their area:

About BTAA

Headquartered in the Midwest, the Big Ten Academic Alliance is the nation’s preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. For more than half a century, these world-class institutions have advanced their academic missions, generated unique opportunities for students and faculty, and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs. Governed and funded by the Provosts of the member universities, Big Ten Academic Alliance mandates are coordinated by a staff from its Champaign, Illinois headquarters.  (

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 | Marketing Department
Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 |


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