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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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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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 (www.bslw.com) 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 promotes Theresa Kidd to sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic and Europe

PROVO, Utah, August 9, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Theresa Kidd has joined its sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. Theresa will work with libraries in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe. Continue reading

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Casey Cheney promoted to Vice President of Automation Services

PROVO, Utah, July 7, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casey Cheney to Vice President of Automation Services.  Casey has worked with Backstage for 14 years and has fulfilled many roles, including assistant project manager and project manager in retrospective conversion, reclassification, and cataloging. In April 2016, she transitioned to project manager for authority control processing. Continue reading

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Chad Cluff promoted to Chief Information Officer at Backstage

PROVO, Utah, July 6, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Cluff to Chief Information Officer.  Chad has worked at Backstage for 20 years and has fulfilled many roles, including metadata services technician, technical services developer, authority control programmer, software development and IT head, and now chief information officer. He is a PMP-certified leader who has worked with numerous clients, internal and external, in various formats to develop custom solutions to complicated data problems.  Chad will be responsible for the information, data, and programming needs of the company. Continue reading

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Nate Cothran promoted to President of Backstage

PROVO, Utah, Jun 22, 2017 ––  Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President.  Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client’s workload. Continue reading

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Backstage publishes “Vital Statistics for Authority Control”

PROVO, Utah, June 2, 2017 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) recently conducted a detailed assessment of authority control processing timelines.  The published report is a guide to help libraries plan and execute authority control projects most realistic to their schedules and deadlines.

Read the report here: http://bslw.com/authority_control/statistics Continue reading

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