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Backstage Library Works and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Announce New Discount Agreement for BTAA Member Institutions

Press Release: Backstage Library Works [April 30, 2018]

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2018 The Big Ten Academic Alliance ( and Backstage Library Works ( have teamed up to provide BTAA member institutions with a special discount on Backstage services.

By leveraging technology and specialization, Backstage works with libraries, archives, and museums to cost effectively manage physical collections, digital collections, and metadata.

Most Backstage services are now available to BTAA member institutions at a discount.

These services include:

  • Copy cataloging
  • Cataloging for non-English materials and non-Roman scripts
  • Bibliographic record upgrades
  • Shelf-ready processing
  • Reclassification
  • Automated authority control
  • RDA enrichment
  • URI enrichment for linked data
  • Record deduplication
  • Database cleanup
  • ILS migration
  • Custom programming
  • Digitization
  • Descriptive metadata
  • Transcription
  • Text markup (TEI)
  • Finding aid conversion (EAD)
  • Preservation microfilming
  • Microfilm duplication
  • Microfilm storage
  • Microfilm digitization
  • Inventory
  • Physical reclassification
  • RFID tagging
  • Other on-site services

Jeff Calcagno, Vice President of Sales and Customer Support for Backstage states:

"The BTAA is a premier collaboration of high-level academic institutions and Backstage Library Works is very proud to provide our library services to their members. The evolving needs of these world-class institutions are an excellent fit for us in delivering high-quality services as they move towards a next generation of library patron support. Backstage has a solid history of supporting Big Ten members universities with high-quality professional library services and I am certain this new arrangement will further our existing relationships and create new ones."

BTAA member institutions may contact Backstage directly and mention their BTAA affiliation to receive the discount. Members can visit, call 1.800.288.1265, or email

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Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 30, 2018
Publisher:Backstage Library Works
Company: Backstage Library Works
Record Number:23434
Last Update:2023-09-23 00:20:57
Date Created:2018-04-30 14:32:39