Archives du Théâtre de la Monnaie, Bruxelles

Contact: Jan Van Goethem

j.vangoethem@lamonnaie.be

Notes/Comments: [none]
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.? All. Please see http://carmen.lamonnaie.be.
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). La Monnaie : 19th century until now.
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. Please see: http://carmen.lamonnaie.be.
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. Made a production module in which every genre (recital, concert, danse, opera, etc.) could be described. In this production module are also the works described (cf. C.a.r.m.e.n. – http://carmen.lamonnaie.be)
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? Internal, historic research, wide public interested in opera.
7. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a broader census of program holdings within your national branch? Perhaps.
8. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a template or questionnaire for submitting collection level descriptions? Perhaps.
9. Are you able and willing to participate in preparing the draft thesauri for genre and instrumentation? See also our article :
Un nouveau thésaurus multilingue informatisé relatif aux instruments de musique / Dominique de Heinzelin, Françoise d’Hautcourt, Reinder Pols. – In : Documentaliste – Sciences de l’information, 1998 vol. 35, nr. 2, p.106-108
10. Can you refer other potential participants for the IAML project? Please provide names and email addresses if possible. [did not answer]

Compiled by Rebecca Arnott (rja7@email.byu.edu), John Spilker (jds233@email.byu.edu), and Annie Erickson (aerickson623@hotmail.com)