PROVO, Utah, June 26, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) announced today the completion of RDA enrichment for 380,000 records within the MOBIUS Archway library catalog. Archway is the first of several MOBIUS systems to receive RDA processing from Backstage. A total of 14 million records, spanning 10 systems are scheduled to receive RDA updates.
MOBIUS member organizations collaborate to provide quality information resources and services to the people of Missouri. The improved RDA access points will benefit MOBIUS users throughout the Midwest.
Archway collections from eastern Missouri include East Central College, Jefferson College, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and St. Louis Community College.
Backstage can upgrade existing non-RDA bibliographic records to RDA standards and re-describe the records as RDA in an automated fashion according to an institution's preferences. To help libraries maintain newly updated catalogs with heading accuracy, and to benefit from future RDA-based discovery capabilities, Backstage offers new bibliographic record upgrades and authority updates as part of its authority control services.
MOBIUS' training and help desk manager, Christopher Gould relates: "MOBIUS is excited to participate in the Backstage RDA Remastering Project. The Project will bring 10 of our 15 local systems – over 14 million bibliographic records – forward to the new standard of cataloging.
"Implementation of the RDA Project has already been completed on one MOBIUS system (Archway – http://archway.searchmobius.org) and is under way on three others. Backstage has been very responsive to our needs and the projects have been smooth sailing."
Backstage's vice president of automation services, Nate Cothran states:
"Having worked with the MOBIUS systems since Backstage acquired the authority control service in 2004, we are excited to continue that relationship with this offer of RDA enrichment.
"It is no easy task managing all of the different processing schedules for each system, but Christopher and his team keep us in line and functioning properly with aplomb. We have had talks in the past about redoing the files since the acquisition nearly ten years ago, so it is gratifying to be able to give them this opportunity without any extra cost for the enrichment."