Backstage Library Works

You know your collections.

We know access. preservation. discovery. description. metadata. organization.

When patrons can discover and use what they're looking for, your collection shines

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Million Records Enriched With RDA
Million Pages Preserved
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Welcome to Backstage

Your mission, your materials. We provide guaranteed, personal solutions to assist libraries and archives with preserving, organizing, and describing your collections to enhance discovery and user access.

Backstage Library Works partners with libraries, museums, and archives like yours to help you serve your communities. We’re dedicated to providing you the best experience possible so you can focus on doing the same for your patrons.

Backstage gets the job done, frees you from your backlog, and enables you to operate more efficiently. We leverage powerful technology and deep expertise to make your metadata more useful and your paper, microfilm, and digital collections more accessible.



Real Support, Real People, Real Service

At Backstage, we have one objective: to help you accomplish your goals. Whether you are a large institution or have a small private collection, our services are customized every time to fit your unique needs.

What we do



With our efficient workflows honed over the course of decades, Backstage offers a unique combination of automated and hands-on metadata services. 


With linked data a growing part of the metadata landscape, you want an authority control vendor who is on the forefront of advances in identities management. 


Ready to digitize with a partner you can trust? We can give your irreplaceable materials the care they deserve.


With our own darkroom and lab, Backstage does not outsource film processing or duplication. This allows us to monitor and control the entire process from start to finish, maintaining the highest level of quality in the microfilm we produce.

Collection Management

Our Collection Management teams have scanned, reclassified, archived, and shelved library collections. We help with weeding, cleaning, inventory and more.

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Our Guarantee

We will correct to the client’s satisfaction, and at our expense, any problem with our services no matter when such a problem comes to light. We believe in quality and a job well done.

Why Use Backstage?


Backstage has focused on serving the needs of libraries, museums, and archives for more than 35 years. Many of our employees—from management to camera technicians and catalogers—have dedicated their entire careers to working with institutions like yours.

Start to Finish

We assist you in designing a complete project solution, enhancing your capabilities with technology and expertise in imaging, metadata, and physical processing to help you every step of the way.

An Eye to the Future

Technology advances. Standards and best practices evolve. Patron needs change. Priorities shift. You can't stand still, and neither can we. Backstage is always interested in exploring new ways of serving our partner institutions. Let's build something new together.

Serving Library Networks Large and Small

Network Partnerships

Contact us to learn more about how you can benefit from working with our partners.

What's Next?


There's something new every month. We write about materials processing, the latest trends in the library world, news, and we introduce you our amazing staff members through interviews.


What do our projects look like? These quick-read case studies give you the overview of projects we've completed in the past. Do you recognize YOUR collection in any of these success stories?


Watch a video clip or webinar recording. Topics cover a range of subjects, presented by Backstage staff, partners, and guest speakers.

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