Digital Archiving Resources

The Digital Archives: A Vision for the Future

Title

The Digital Archives: A Vision for the Future

Subject

Curation

Description

The New York Philharmonic has performed 15,000 concerts since it started in 1842, more than any other group in the world. Because of this they have a vast collection of historical items, including music, rosters, newspaper clippings, and every single program. The New York Philharmonic has reflected the cultural and political events throughout their history. Their music can also be traced through the advent of historically new mediums. Music lovers from around the world have frequented their physical archives. Therefore, they feel that it is necessary to digitize their archives. They will spend the next three (now about two) years digitizing thousands of archives so that they can be accessed by anyone at any time. In this way, student conductors can study videos of the best conductors, as well as see their notes on the music itself at the same time. The archive allows one to see priceless information in one place and to listen while viewing the music, program, or roster. In the next ten years, they plan to make 8 million documents and 7,000 audio recordings available online. In this way, they hope to share a “collective memory.”

Creator

Gilbery, Alan

Publisher

The New York Philharmonic

Date

02-02-2011

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Type

Video Recording

Identifier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A9yEv7dLzE

Bibliographic Citation

Gilbery, Alan. “The Digital Archives: A Vision for the Future.” New York Philharmonic. YouTube Video. Posted on February 2, 2012. Accessed February 6, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A9yEv7dLzE.

Files

vision.jpg

Citation

Gilbery, Alan , “The Digital Archives: A Vision for the Future,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/39.