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Smells Like Fiche and Chips: A Guide to Keeping Your Microfilm Disease-Free

Microfilm may not enter our spheres of interaction as often as once it did, but it remains a reliable and long-lasting archival medium. There are some exceptions to this rule, and any material may become compromised if not handled correctly. If you’ve got a microfilm collection that you’re learning how to maintain, take heed to […]

Maritime Reels Return to Home Port: Preserving the Hazel Niendorff Collection

Header image provided from page 29, volume 40 of the Hazel W. Niendorff Scrapbooks on North Pacific Marine Casualties and Maritime History Collection If you are researching the maritime history of the North Pacific, the scrapbooks created by Hazel Niendorff between the 1920s and the 1960s may be a resource for you. The collection, which […]

Preservica and Backstage Announce Partnership To Support Government Agencies

Reels, gloves, and microfilm are shown on a table, the film extended over a lightbox.

Oxford, UK, Boston, MA, Bethlehem, PA, Provo, UT/ March 23, 2023 / Preservica, a global leader in Active Digital Preservation archiving, and Backstage Library Works, a leading library services provider for digitization, metadata, onsite services and more — announced today a partnership as part of Preservica’s Digitize Once. Preserve Forever initiative. The partnership will focus initially on supporting government agencies looking to enhance access to or provide an alternative preservation method […]

Camera Ready, Set, GO!

“Camera ready” is a term used to describe when, as the name suggests, materials are ready to be digitally captured or microfilmed. How do you prepare a jumble of papers, or a collection of books, or a pile of newspapers to be safely captured? At Backstage, we ask our clients whether their materials are camera […]

Preservation and Access, the Married Conversation

Think to that rare local newspaper collection you have sitting in your library. Due to inexpensive manufacturing techniques, these papers were not built to last and, with every use, they become more worn. Yet, patrons for years to come will still want access to this invaluable material. It’s time to come up with a solution, […]

Product Spotlight: Newspaper Microfilming With the Experts

“Working with Backstage to preserve the valuable history of our community has been a great experience. The quick turnaround, level of quality, and customer service is unmatched.”–Louise Doll, Vice President, Perkasie Historical Society In 2019, Backstage Library Works wrapped up a year and a half long project with the Perkasie Historical Society to microfilm 89,217 […]

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