Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Contact: Annalisa Bini

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1. Does your instution maintain holdings of concert programs? Yes.
2. Apart from concert programs, does your institution have significant holdings of other types of documents that can be useful for performance research such as libretti, playbills, historical journals with concert reviews, etc.? Yes. Play bills from 1946, historical journals with concert reviews since 1927, and archive documents.
3. Please list major concert venues, ensembles or performing organizations, and artists that are represented in your holdings. If possible, indicate a general timeframe for each (e.g. New York Philharmonic: 1920-1950). If your holdings are so extensive it is impractical to submit a list in a timely fashion, please provide a general overview (e.g. Programs of various musical events in Stockholm: 19th and 20th centuries). Programs of various musical events in Rome, mostly from the Accademia’s symphonic and chamber seasons, from the mid 19th century to today.
4. Do you have collection level or title/series level descriptions of your holdings? If yes, are these descriptions available online or in print? Yes. They will be available online within 18-24 months.
5. Have you undertaken or are you planning any item level indexing or cataloging of individual programs? If yes, please list the categories of information that are indexed for each program (e.g. date, venue, artists, works, etc.). If the details of your plan are not yet specified, please made a simple explanation of what you hope to accomplish. If your index is available online please provide the URL. If it exists in some other electronic format such as an Excel or FileMaker file please try to send it as an attachment. Yes. We are actually starting a new large database of our concerts since 1895. In several unlinked databases we have about 20 years or so of accumulated information.
6. Please briefly describe the clientele or research use of your holdings. Are the programs accessible to the public? Are they used for historical research or more for practical in-house institutional functions? Our holdings with be available both for back office workflow and general public.
7. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a broader census of program holdings within your national branch? We can help you as much as this work concerns our institution.
8. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a template or questionnaire for submitting collection level descriptions? Yes.
9. Are you able and willing to participate in preparing the draft thesauri for genre and instrumentation? Yes, if it could match other thesauri prepared at national level it would be wonderful!
10. Can you refer other potential participants for the IAML project? Please provide names and email addresses if possible. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Accademia Filarmonica Romana.

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