Archive Creation: Physicaland Digital ChallengesTrisha Brown Dance CompanyPracticum Spring 2013Veronica Benjou
Trisha Brown Dance Company: An IntroductionTrisha Brown has been active since1961.Post Modern Dance Pioneer.Over 100 dance works since 1961.Started the Company in 1970.
The CollectionThousands of photographic material,audiovisual material , pamphlets,journals, and documents.Archive space downstairs and 5 filingcabinets upstairs.CMS using File Maker.
My Work: First PartProcess the "Production Files" in thearchive.12 boxes 12 linear feet, and loose piles.Contents: Blueprints, technical info,itineraries, emails, receipts, anything relatedto a venue.Organization: refolder and label contents.
My Work: Second PartCatalogue Audiovisual Materials.Standardize Record titles.Staff Meetings - CMS/Metadata.
Problems: arrangementHow to organize the production files?Label by City/Country then Venue.Use MPLP guidelines.Records Management.
Problems: Digital ManagementWhat fields to use?What Metadata to use?Standardization Problems. How to titlerecords?
AccomplishedOrganized production files into 8 boxes8 linear feet.Standardized record titles.Catalogued audiovisual works.