Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Working Group on Access to Performance Ephemera

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Working Group on Access to Performance Ephemera

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Rupert Ridgewell demonstrated the beta version of the new interface to the UK-based Concert Programmes Database (CPP2), and the group offered a wide range of valuable preliminary comments on its design which will be fed into the evaluation process. It is planned that the new version will be available by the end of 2014, and it hoped that in 2015 further progress will be made towards the incorporation of records from collections outside the UK.

Paul Banks drew attention to the revised WGAPE page on the IAML website (http:// www.iaml.info/activities/projects/access_to_ performance_ephemera/links), and, in particular, the expanded list of digitization and cataloguing projects related to performance ephemera. The group examined a selection of the websites and noted the different approaches adopted. Barbara Wiermann pointed out that the Theater und Musik in Weimar project was particularly interesting because it was a powerful research tool that gave access to enriched metadata and digitized images of programmes, but which was derived from the main entries in library and archive catalogues. It was agreed that group members and chairs of national branches with no representation in the group, should be invited to supply details of additional online resources, for inclusion in an expanded version of the existing WGAPE list. …

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