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Les collections des arts du spectacle et leur traitement- Performing Arts Collections and Their Treatment

Congrès de Rome SIBMAS (2002)- SIBMAS Congress in Rome (2002)

Edited By Nicole Leclercq, Kristy Davis and Maria Teresa Iovinelli

Comment se compose la mémoire du spectacle ? Les bibliothèques et les musées s’attachant à l’entretenir ont parfois du mal à contenir une matière aussi multiforme. Chaque collection a son histoire, chaque institution a dû faire face à diverses difficultés. Dans cette mission, la technologie peut contribuer à approfondir la mémoire du spectacle et à élargir virtuellement à l’infini les espaces qui l’accueillent. Le congrès de la SIBMAS qui s’est tenu à Rome en 2002 témoignait d’une étape dans la réflexion suscitée par l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies dans les bibliothèques et les centres d’archives. Cet ouvrage en présente les communications.
How is the memory of a show evoked and brought back to life? Libraries and museums, by focusing on conservation, sometimes struggle to control the many details of the subject matter. Each collection has its own history and each institution has faced a multitude of difficulties. The aim of the papers put forward in this book is to illustrate how technology can help deepen the memory of each show and expand the virtually infinite spaces that keep them. The SIBMAS Congress held in Rome in 2002 represented a step forward in thinking about the use of new technologies in libraries and archives.


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DEUXIÈME PARTIE CONSERVATION ET ORGANISATION DE L’ESPACE SECOND PART PRESERVATION AND SPACE ORGANISATION 73 Reorganisation of Stack Space in the Performing Arts Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Helen ADAIR Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas (Austin – United States) In the Harry Rans om Humanities Research Center at t he University of Texas at A ustin, the organisa tion of s pace for t he storage of manu- script and book collections pertaining to the performing arts has been a longstanding problem. Fro m Septem ber 20 00 t o A ugust 2 002, the Performing Arts Co llection un derwent a major sta ck reorg anisation project which completely reconfigured its storage space and alleviated a host of c ollection management problems affecting public service, cata- loguing, cons ervation, a nd building-wide space iss ues. This pa per will explain the goals of the project, outline the steps involved, and comment upon the results. The Performing Arts Collection is a research collection documenting the his tory of th eatre, d ance, c ostume and s cenic design, opera, a nd popular entert ainment in B ritain and Am erica fro m the 18th through mid-20th centuries. In add ition to playscripts, promptbooks, correspond- ence, playbills, programs, and cl ippings, the collection is rich in visual material such as p roduction ph otographs, set an d co stume ren derings, posters, pri nts an d e ngravings, a nd s et models. Per forming A...

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