Backstage at Senate House Library meeting in London: The Future of Metadata – An Action Plan Discussion

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Elina Mitsova, Account Representative for Backstage Library Works in Europe, will be participating in a special event held at the Senate House Library at the University of London.  “The Future of Metadata – An Action Plan Discussion” will be led by representatives from academic libraries, all of which are active participants in the Community Data Group that formed in response to the Jisc-led National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK). Continue reading

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Backstage at IUG Meeting: Using your Authority Control Vendor to eliminate OCLC costs for OverDrive MARC records

May 6, 2019 – Backstage Library Works’ is exhibiting and presenting at the Innovative Users Group Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this week.  Visit us in booth 201 and talk with Account Representative, Beth Ann Goodwill to learn how Backstage’s data processing services enrich records to enhance access to collections. Continue reading

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Preserve cultural heritage using powerful technology – Backstage Library Works at MAC 2019

Provo, Utah, April 2, 2019 – Backstage Library Works’ microfilming, digitizing, and cataloging services will be represented at the Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Visit with Backstage’s Jocelyn Dunlop on April 4th and 5th at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center to learn the essentials of how Backstage processes rare and fragile materials, makes metadata more useful, and creates better access to physical and digital collections. MAC 2019 – Table 12 Continue reading

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Backstage Library Works to host seminar for library leaders and special collections professionals in Berkeley, California on October 4, 2018

PROVO, Utah, August 31, 2018 –– Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce its upcoming seminar, Hidden Collections: California, to be held in Berkeley, October 4, 2018.

Hidden Collections: California is a one-day seminar for library leaders and special collections professionals who work with archival materials, digital images, microfilm, or metadata. Continue reading

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Backstage webinar reveals important RDA adoption and enrichment statistics

PROVO, Utah, September 30, 2016 –– Over 100 metadata librarians participated in a recent webinar, RDA in Practice: Enrichment Profile Statistics Revisited, hosted by Backstage Library Works ( An average of 70 professionals, representing academic, public and special libraries, responded to live polls during the event, contributing to a lively discussion on how their cataloging practices have evolved with the adoption of RDA. Continue reading

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Backstage Library Works to host one-day seminar for library leaders and metadata professionals September 21, 2016

PROVO, Utah, August 25, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce its upcoming seminar Metadata Matters: New England to be held on Wednesday, September 21st in Boylston, Massachusetts. It is the second in a series of leading-edge programs focusing on library topics. The event will be attended by library and metadata specialists throughout the region.

As library content and the systems for hosting and indexing content continue to multiply, rich metadata becomes ever more important. Librarians from leading institutions will discuss their current and future plans for creatively tackling the challenges of today’s metadata landscape.

Speakers will include metadata innovators from Harvard University, Massachusetts Medical Society, MidPointe Library System, and Backstage Library Works. They will discuss projects that include:

  • Developing solid metadata to enable discovery
  • Preparing materials for transcription
  • Current metadata trends in libraries
  • Exploring untapped metadata collaboration between libraries and publishers

Following the talks, the audience will be invited to join roundtable discussions on the following topics:

  • What’s new with BIBFRAME
  • The modern cataloger’s evolving role in metadata
  • Practical steps toward linked data
  • Preparing data for migration to a new ILS
  • Collaborating with non-library partners: cross-domain metadata sharing
  • Finding and dealing with duplicate records in your catalog

John Merrill, president of Backstage states:

“We are thrilled to have Michelle Durocher, Rob Chavez, and Adam Wanter in the same meeting sharing their expertise and leading discussions about metadata issues. The world is so much more complex and our patrons so much more demanding that we all have to be as informed as possible about developments that can improve the user’s experience. We hope this seminar is of value to everyone who can attend.”

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About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet 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.


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Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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