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  • 1. PAST:Performance Archive Search Tool
  • 2. What is PAST?• A way to harvest Archivists’ Toolkit (AT) & Orchestra Planning and Administration System (OPAS) data and present it to users.
  • 3. How Does PAST Work? OPAS PAST AT
  • 4. OPAS ATMS SQL / MySQL databases PAST Microsoft .NET Framework
  • 5. Development?• Paul Gallagher • Detroit Symphony Orchestra • Michigan Opera Theatre• Second phase funded via Andrew W. Mellon Grant• Other institutions looking at deploying soon
  • 6. Open Source?• “Boutique” Application• Designed for performing arts archives• Developed to meet the specific needs of the DSO archives & MOT Library• Requires commercial OPAS software • Possibility of disabling the performance system• Not free as in “beer,” free as in “kitten”
  • 7. Good & Bad• Good • Custom developed • fit specific needs and tailored to specific metadata• Bad • Difficult to sustain • General lack of support – extensibility requires development support • Not community driven development
  • 8. Online• dso.pastsoftware.com • Public site, primary use has still been internal• trac.pastsoftware.com • Source code / installation information

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