PROVO, Utah, January 3, 2018 — The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (www.aserl.org) and Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) have combined forces to provide ASERL member libraries a special discount on Backstage services.
Backstage's dedication to providing exceptional customer service while delivering customized, high-quality services is a good match for ASERL. The new agreement will help member libraries to update records according to current standards and increase access to their collections.
Discounted services may include the following:
- Original cataloging
- Copy cataloging
- Cataloging for non-English materials
- and non-Roman scripts
- Bibliographic record upgrades
- Shelf-ready processing
- Automated authority control
- RDA enrichment
- URI enrichment for linked data
- Record deduplication
- Database cleanup
- ILS migration
- Custom programming
- Backstage Services Increase Access to Library Collections
- Descriptive metadata
- Text markup (TEI)
- Finding aid conversion (EAD)
- Preservation microfilming
- Microfilm duplication
- Microfilm storage
- Microfilm digitization
- Physical reclassification
- RFID tagging
- Other on-site services
Jeff Calcagno, Vice President of Sales and Customer Support for Backstage states:
"Backstage is pleased to partner with ASERL to provide library services to their members. It is a privilege for Backstage to have the opportunity to advance the purpose and mission of libraries in the Southeast with our high-quality services. We will work hard to meet ASERL's members' expectations."
John Burger, Executive Director for ASERL states:
"ASERL is pleased to work with Backstage Library Works on this offer for a range of specialized services to our member libraries. As technologies evolve and research libraries collect more and different types of materials, Backstage's longstanding reputation for high quality, and their ability to source hard-to-find skills make them a natural partner for ASERL. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial arrangement."
ASERL member libraries may contact Backstage directly and mention their ASERL affiliation to receive the discount. Members can visit www.bslw.com/partners, call 1.800.288.1265, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members may also contact Beth Ann Goodwill, Backstage Account Representative for the Southeast: email@example.com
For 60 years, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries has brought together leaders from research, federal, and state libraries in the region to foster a high standard of library excellence through inter-institutional resource sharing and other collaborative efforts. Today, ASERL is the largest regional research library consortium in the United States. By working together, ASERL members continue to provide and maintain top quality resources and services for the students, faculty, and citizens of their respective communities.
About Backstage Library Works
Backstage's objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and 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.