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  1. 1. PAST:Performance Archive Search Tool
  2. 2. What is PAST?• A way to harvest Archivists’ Toolkit (AT) & Orchestra Planning and Administration System (OPAS) data and present it to users.
  3. 3. How Does PAST Work? OPAS PAST AT
  4. 4. OPAS ATMS SQL / MySQL databases PAST Microsoft .NET Framework
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Online• dso.pastsoftware.com • Public site, primary use has still been internal• trac.pastsoftware.com • Source code / installation information

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