Archive Creation: Physicaland Digital ChallengesTrisha Brown Dance CompanyPracticum Spring 2013Veronica Benjou
Trisha Brown Dance Company: An Introduction•Trisha Brown has been active since1961•Post Modern Dance Pioneer•Over 100 dance works since 1961•Started the Company in 1970
The Collection•Thousands of photographic material,audiovisual material , pamphlets,journals, and documents.•Archive space downstairs and 5 filingcabinets upstairs.•CMS using File Maker.
My Work: First Part•Process 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 Part•Catalogue Audiovisual Materials.•Standardize Record titles.•Staff Meetings - CMS/Metadata.
Problems: arrangement•How to organize, physically andintellectually, the production files?•Label by City/Country then Venue.•Use MPLP guidelines.•Records Management.
Problems: Digital Management•What fields to use?•What Metadata to use?•Standardization Problems. How to titlerecords?
Accomplished•Organized productionfiles into 8 boxes 8linear feet.•Standardized recordtitles.•CataloguedAudiovisual works.