Backstage Library Works

Backstage provides services to help you enhance access to your collections. Leveraging technology and specialization, we work with libraries, archives, and museums to cost-effectively manage projects for your physical collections, digital collections, and metadata.

Most Backstage services are now available to NEO-RLS member institutions with an 8% discount. These services include:
  • Original cataloging
  • Copy cataloging
  • Cataloging for non-English materials
    and non-Roman scripts
  • Bibliographic record upgrades
  • Shelf-ready processing
  • Reclassification
  • Automated authority control
  • RDA enrichment
  • URI enrichment for linked data
  • Record deduplication
  • Database cleanup
  • ILS migration
  • Custom programming
  • Digitization
  • Descriptive metadata
  • Transcription
  • Text markup (TEI)
  • Finding aid conversion (EAD)
  • Preservation microfilming
  • Microfilm duplication
  • Microfilm storage
  • Microfilm digitization
  • Inventory
  • Physical reclassification
  • RFID tagging
  • Other on-site services


  • RFP responses and competitive bid situations where normal pricing is already reduced are not eligible for the additional member discount.
  • The discount is not retroactive. Projects currently underway are not eligible.
  • Services for which Backstage engages a subcontractor or functions as a subcontractor to another vendor, and services which require subscription support from a third party are not eligible.
  • Incremental, ongoing maintenance and update services for authority control and record enrichment are not eligible.
  • However, initial authority control and record enrichment projects, such as authority basefile or remaster processing, migration from another authority control service, and retrospective RDA enrichment do qualify for the discount.

Our services are tailored to fit your collections. As we prepare your price quote, simply let us know that your institution is a member of NEO-RLS, so we can apply the discount.

If you already have a quote for services from Backstage, please contact us for updated pricing.

If you have questions regarding the member discount or any of our services, please call or email us.

Jocelyn Dunlop
Account Representative, Midwest

Backstage Library Works