How the New York Philharmonic jumped the online gunmain
The orchestra is ahead of the world in digitising its archives and making them universally available online.
Archivist Barbara Haws traces the process from small beginnings:
When I was finishing archive school in the 80s, I was reading a magazine that talked about the first PC. That was just mind blowing: it changed completely my understanding of where we were going based on how I had been trained. I could see the possibilities in the future. At the Philharmonic, I was the first staff member to have a PC on my desk. And we started creating the databases of our performance history.
Read on here.
If you have ever run an archive, you need to read this piece.