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Backstage Library Works completes vital cataloging project for Kansas State University Libraries

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
[email protected]

MANHATTAN, Kan., October 13, 2014 — As librarians at Kansas State University Libraries have learned, when dealing with more than 3 million items, automation and assistance can be incredibly beneficial.

Fortunately, Backstage Library Works completed a Resource Description and Access (RDA) enrichment project for 3 million bibliographic records for Kansas State University Libraries during the summer of 2014. The company also supplied the corresponding authority records. K-State Libraries has been an authority control client since 2005.

“We are very pleased with the RDA enrichments and are delighted Backstage Library Works was able to work with us to complete the project in an accelerated fashion,” said Michelle Turvey-Welch, Head of Metadata and Preservation.

“Through the project, we were able to transform our records into RDA hybrids and modify our existing profiles to mirror base file changes. The project positions us well for the future as we prepare to move to a new integrated library system.”

Kansas State University Libraries advance the university’s teaching, research, and service with 3 million volumes and collection strengths in the subject areas of cookery, the consumer movement, military history, biosecurity, food safety, grain science and milling, prairie studies, and children’s literature.

Kansas State University is a land-grant, public research university offering over 250 majors and options.

Contributed by Michelle Turvey-Welch, [email protected].

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.


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