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    September 29th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 September 2017

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series.

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series. The three book series, Harvard Semitic Studies, Harvard Semitic Monographs, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, will be published by Brill in close collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum. Through these series the Museum has published archaeological, historical, philological, and cultural studies of the Near East, many of which present the research of the department faculty and their students. This tradition will continue and, additionally, all the existing volumes, some dating as far back as 1912, will be digitized and made available both online and in print.

    Editor-in-Chief of the series, Michael Coogan (Harvard University) said, “The Harvard Semitic Museum is delighted to be collaborating with Brill in the publication of our ongoing series Harvard Semitic Monographs, Harvard Semitic Studies, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant. We expect that the collaboration with Brill will increase our international reach, enable us to produce works with greater frequency than in recent years, and reduce costs and ease production details for our authors. We have revitalized our editorial board, and look forward to many good books in the years ahead!”

    “These three series only serve to strengthen our existing program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies,” added Katelyn Chin, Acquisitions Editor responsible for the series. “Their rich history, combined with Brill’s, will make for a strong base to revitalize and enhance three already well-respected series. We look forward to working with the Harvard Semitic Museum and are happy to have these works join the Harvard Egyptological Studies series, which was launched two years ago.”

    For general information about the series or to submit a proposal for consideration, please contact Katelyn Chin, Acquisitions Editor at Brill:

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

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    September 29th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., September 28, 2017 – Backstage Library Works ( officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage’s growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.

    The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.

    In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage’s capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture.

    Nate Cothran, President of Backstage states:

    “As our business continues to grow to address the needs of our clients and their collections, we also need to expand our infrastructure to meet those expectations.
    “We look forward to providing our clients the type of solutions, engagement, project fulfillment, and customer satisfaction they have come to expect from Backstage.”

    Andreas Otto, Digital Imaging Technology Manager for Backstage relays:

    “The new space has allowed us to create a purpose-built, professional environment for digital capture, assuring our clients of our commitment and capabilities. At the same time, the expansion creates an atmosphere that will bring out the best in our technicians.”

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet 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.


    Kat Kamp
    Backstage Library Works
    Phone: 800.288.1265


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