Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


May 10, 2019

Backstage Library Works. Backstage appoints Chad Cluff as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2019

Backstage Library Works. Preserve cultural heritage using powerful technology – Backstage Library Works at MAC 2019. Backstage Library Works’ microfilming, digitizing, and cataloging services will be represented at the Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit, Michigan. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2019

Backstage Library Works. Backstage appoints Moy McIntosh as Southeastern account representative. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Moy McIntosh has been appointed as Southeast account representative working with clients to develop solutions related to Backstage’s extensive line of services: cataloging and metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2019

Backstage Library Works. Thomas Forsythe appointed as Northeastern account representative. Backstage Library Works announced that Thomas Forsythe has been appointed as Northeast account representative for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2018

Backstage Library Works. New sales representatives at Backstage. Backstage Library Works announced that Mirage Berry and Linda Knight have been appointed as account representatives for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2018

Backstage Library Works. Lara Henry promoted to Vice President of Metadata Services. Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Lara Henry to Vice President of Metadata Services. [Full Announcement].

Backstage Library Works. Backstage promotes Kelly Barrall to Vice President, Digitization Services. Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Kelly Barrall to Vice President, Digitization Services. [Full Announcement].

April 30, 2018

Backstage Library Works. Backstage Library Works and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Announce New Discount Agreement for BTAA Member Institutions. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (www.btaa.org) and Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) 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. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2018

Backstage Library Works. Sonny Dulfo appointed as Vice President of Metadata Services. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonny Dulfo to Vice President of Metadata Services. Sonny has been working with special and academic libraries since 1996. He most recently served for six years as library director for The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. His vast experience has also included serving as bibliographic services department head, cataloging librarian, and technical specialist [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2018

Backstage Library Works. ASERL member libraries to receive discount on Backstage services. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage begins processing 2.5 million books and 14,000 DVDs on-site at Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Backstage Library Works announced that it has moved into full production with extensive on-site inventory, cleaning, and cataloging projects for Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Backstage will be processing 2,528,840 items across four collections, including the general collection, government documents, Tibetan, and DVD collections. Backstage is working closely with library staff, implementing processes to optimize efficiency, guarantee quality, and ensure timely project completion. [Full Announcement].

October 6, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage begins RFID tagging 1.9 million items for East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Backstage Library Works has begun production on a massive RFID tagging project for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. The project is part of the library’s conversion to a unified RFID inventory system, which upon completion, will deliver greater accuracy in circulation and inventory while making library staff more available to patrons. Backstage will tag over 1.9 million barcoded items contained in fourteen library branches, one outreach services facility, and an external storage facility. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage's Bethleham office debuts expansion. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage’s growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage’s capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture. [Full Announcement].

August 9, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage promotes Theresa Kidd to sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic and Europe. Backstage Library Works announced 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. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Casey Cheney promoted to Vice President of Automation Services. Backstage Library Works announced 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. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Chad Cluff promoted to Chief Information Officer at Backstage. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Nate Cothran promoted to President of Backstage. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage publishes Vital Statistics for Authority Control. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage promotes Laura Folaumahina to Operations Manager of Metadata Services. Backstage Library Works announced that Laura Folaumahina has been promoted to Operations Manager for Metadata Services. Laura will be working closely with Backstage’s sales team and product managers to expand and deliver a full range of services to libraries, archives, and cultural institutions. She will be extending present capabilities, while developing new solutions based on customer feedback. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2017

Backstage Library Works. Backstage promotes Alicia Sell to Vice President of Digitization Services. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Alicia Sell to Vice President, Digitization Services. Sell has been with Backstage since 2011 serving as Account Manager for the Mid-Atlantic United States, and Europe. Her vision, wealth of experience in preservation, and her commitment to clients will be utilized in the expansion of client-centric services. Sell will also represent Backstage at conferences and speaking engagements. [Full Announcement].

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