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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Crossing borders, blazing trails and preserving cultural heritage – Backstage at CIMA & SSA Annual Meeting

May 13, 2019Backstage Library Works’ microfilming, digitizing, and cataloging services will be represented at the 2019 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists & Society of Southwest Archivists Joint Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

Visit with Backstage’s Theresa Kidd on May 16th and 17th at the Tucson Marriott University Park hotel 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. Continue reading

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Backstage appoints Chad Cluff as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care

Provo, Utah, May 10, 2019 – Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Chad Cluff has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care.  Chad will be directing a dedicated team of account representatives.  The sales team works with clients to develop customized solutions for cataloging, metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services. Continue reading

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History Preserved in Perkasie, Pennsylvania

May 9, 2019 –  What do silk mills, brickyards, cigar manufacturing, baseball stitching, farming, the railroad, and a trolley all have in common? They are part of the unique and colorful history of Perkasie, Pennsylvania.  News of the day included everything from who came to dinner on Friday night to the recent developments of local businesses.

In an effort to preserve this valuable history, the Perkasie Historical Society hired Backstage Library Works to microfilm the fragile newspapers.  Backstage microfilmed the News-Herald  issues dating from 1943 to 2000.

Perkasie news has been an asset to residents and visitors alike.  Watch the fascinating report by Hayden Mitman, Bucks County Reporter for PBS39 News Tonight as he interviews Louise Doll, Vice President of the Perkasie Historical Society, and Richard Doll, Co-Curator of the Perkasie Historical Society.

To view the entire PBS39 News Tonight segment for April 29, 2019, click on the link below.  The Perkasie Historical Society report starts at marker 13:35.  https://video.wlvt.org/video/news-tonight-for-april-29-2019-7lrnpy

To learn how Backstage can help with your next preservation project, call 1.800.288.1265, visit us online at www.bslw.com, or send an email to info@bslw.com.

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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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