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Bibliographic Services becomes Metadata Services

May
30

Contact:
Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, May 30, 2014 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com), a leading provider of technical services to libraries and publishers around the world, announced today the reorganization of its bibliographic services division to reflect the department’s expanded focus of providing all types of metadata services.

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The definitive handbook for RDA: Resource, Description and Access

Mar
05

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Maxwell's Handbook for RDA:
Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21

In this clear and comprehensive resource, cataloguing expert Robert L. Maxwell, author of Maxwell’s Handbook for AACR2 brings his trademark practical commentary to bear on the new, unified cataloguing standard. From books to electronic materials to music and beyond, Maxwell:

• Explains the conceptual grounding of RDA, including FRBR and FRAD
• Addresses the nuances of how cataloguing will, and won’t, change in the MARC21 environment

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Backstage completes large-scale retrospective conversion project to benefit England’s new state-of-the-art Library of Birmingham

Nov
27

PROVO, Utah, October 4, 2013 – Backstage Library Works has completed a large-scale retrospective conversion project as part of the development of the new Library of Birmingham which opened on 3 September 2013, replacing the former Central Library. The Library of Birmingham is a new state-of-the-art community hub that houses unique and rare items and includes a new home for the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The new Library is the largest public library in Europe and is a flagship project in the Birmingham City Council’s redevelopment plans.

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Backstage Cataloging & Metadata Services Experience Significant Growth

Nov
27

PROVO, Utah, November 27, 2013 — Backstage Library Works announced today a 30% growth rate in its cataloging support to the library community during 2013. Increasing need for cataloging and metadata services is seen across academic, public and special institutions. Requests are on the rise for cataloging of non-Roman materials as well as special formats, including CDs, DVDs and music scores.

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Backstage completes TEI encoding of Leeser correspondence for the University of Pennsylvania

Jul
31

PROVO, Utah, July 31, 2013 — Backstage Library Works and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries have collaborated to bring full-text search and discovery to the entire collection of Isaac Leeser’s correspondence.

The Gershwind-Bennett Isaac Leeser Digital Repository features access to the personal papers and publications of Isaac Leeser, widely regarded as the foremost American Jewish leader in antebellum America. The repository is the first major collaborative effort undertaken by the Jesselson-Kaplan American Genizah Project.

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State Library of Massachusetts partners with Backstage Library Works for retrospective conversion, reclassification and digitization

Jul
15

PROVO, Utah, July 15, 2013 — The State Library of Massachusetts has partnered with Backstage Library Works in retrospective conversion, reclassification, and digitization of portions of its legislative and historical collections. The agreement is helping the library to complete a major initiative in data upgrades and physical renovations to create a wide-reaching digital collection on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts.

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