The goal of the project is to pull together a wide variety of unique resources in the Centre's collection (programs, photographs, posters, playbills, stage designs, manuscript collections, production calendar, etc.) and to make them fully and easily accessible to practitioners, researchers and theatre-goers worldwide.
This is obviously a very ambitious project, and will be many years in the making, but we are at last taking our first steps. We are currently seeking funding for a pilot project that would allow us to develop the software and explore the various processes and technologies required to prepare and maintain a database of this kind.
I'd appreciate any suggestions you have. If you'd like more information,
or if you're working on a similar or related venture and would be interested
in collaborating, please let me know.
Performing Arts Centre
Toronto Reference Library
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