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.