PROVO, Utah, August 30, 2016 –– As library collections around the world continue to reflect a diverse community of users, Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is meeting the challenge in providing highly-descriptive bibliographic metadata adapted to best serve the needs of libraries and their patrons. Backstage works with materials in any format to provide rich catalog records for academic, public, and special libraries. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, August 25, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) 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.”
For more information, visit: http://www.bslw.com/presentations/metadata_matters
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.
PROVO, Utah, February 23, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to introduce its new leading-edge seminar series focusing on modern library topics. The first seminar, Metadata Matters, will be hosted by Backstage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The seminar will be attended by library and metadata specialists throughout the region. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, July 22, 2015 –– The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) have combined forces to provide ATLA member libraries a special discount on Backstage services. These services may include the following: cataloging, authority control, database processing, digitization, microfilm creation, duplication and storage, reclassification, retrospective conversion, physical processing and RFID tagging. Continue reading
BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 21, 2015 – Compelled by strong demand from libraries and publishers for flexible, customized solutions, Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) has expanded its metadata services division with a second location now operating in their preservation service center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, May 30, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com), a leading provider of technical services for libraries and publishers around the world, announced today the reorganization of its bibliographic services division to reflect the department’s expanded focus of providing all types of metadata services. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, January 10, 2014 — Backstage experienced a 30% increase in contracts for authority control and metadata enhancement services in 2013 as a result of rising demand from libraries for the improvement and accuracy of local bibliographic information for print and electronic materials. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, November 27, 2013 — Backstage Library Works announced today a 30% growth rate in its cataloging support to the library community during 2013. Increasing need for cataloging and metadata services is seen across academic, public and special institutions. Requests are on the rise for cataloging of non-Roman materials as well as special formats, including CDs, DVDs and music scores. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, July 31, 2013 — Backstage Library Works and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries have collaborated to bring full-text search and discovery to the entire collection of Isaac Leeser’s correspondence. Continue reading
PROVO, Utah, June 10, 2013 — Phoenix Public Library (Phoenix, Ariz.) has chosen Backstage Library Works to provide cataloging and processing services for select non‑English-language materials. The agreement allows the library to receive these books fully labeled, complete with catalog records, and ready to go directly onto library shelves.