Our claim that Backstage Library Works can make you a star may be lighthearted, but the promises embodied in that claim are both heartfelt.

The Backstage Crew at Work

First, we offer the highest quality services to your library, so that you can earn the applause of your board, patrons, and staff.

Second, we provide our services in the background — quietly — without disruption or interruption of your operations. And since many of our projects involve at least some on-site work, that's a meaningful promise.

For more than 20 years, Backstage Library Works has been providing star-quality digitization, microfilming, authority control, cataloging, and related services.

We have served libraries large and small, historic and humble, public and private, in great research universities and cottage communities, and in locations across the globe.

The windows of our headquarters office in Provo, Utah, look out to the Wasatch peaks of the Rocky Mountains. A proliferation of technology companies has earned our area the sobriquet of Little Silicon Valley. Novell, Micron, Omniture, and dozens of tech startups make their homes here.

Regularly listed in national surveys rating livability and family-friendly communities, our valley is also home to Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, which together bring in more than 50,000 students from around the world.

Our Preservation Service Center, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a purpose-built facility with state-of-the-art imaging studios, secure storage for the original materials being filmed or digitized, a film processing lab, and a climate-controlled vault for storing microfilm.

The history of Backstage is woven from threads that include the retrospective conversion branch of Dynix, the microfilm and digitization arm of OCLC, and one of best authority control services ever created.

In a business climate where some companies are shrinking their way to profitability and downsizing is a regular part of the news, Backstage continues to grow — and deliver on our starmaker promise — thanks to three key strengths:


Our staff is well educated and very experienced, many with fluency in foreign languages. Our training program, rigorous quality standards, and expert supervision keep the bar high.

The Star Quality Guarantee

Quality is the foundation of our success, and our promise here is very simple: We guarantee all our services will live up to each client's standards. So we will continue work until your library is satisfied that we have lived up to or exceeded your expectations.


Yes, our people make your project happen. But our clients need to know that we equip those people with the latest and best tools. After all, if you are going to entrust a team to upgrade your precious records, or scan your art collection, or catalog your Chinese scrolls, you need to know that we have the latest scanners, unparalleled access to local and remote databases, and proprietary tools we have been perfecting for decades.