ON A NEW STAGE: PERFORMING ARTS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN NEW SOUTH WALES
By Paul Bentley
Performing arts, information management, library resources, archival
resources, The Wolanski Foundation, Australia, New South Wales
Explores the management of performing arts information in New South Wales
following the closure of the Dennis Wolanski Library of the Performing Arts
by the Sydney Opera House Trust in 1997. .
the scene by looking at general trends in the information industry,
including knowledge and information management, records management,
convergence and quality systems.
Provides an overview of Australia government organisations, libraries,
archives and museums, networks and research bodies concerned with performing
Describes the current state of performing arts information in New south
Wales under three major groups
information creators, including performing arts organisations,
broadcasters and publishers, knowledge workers in creator organisations,
performers and patrons.
libraries and museum as information managers through business plans,
information workers in libraries, collections and systems, Looks at
anomalies arising from the dispersal of the Dennis Wolanski Library of
the Performing Arts, cataloguing backlogs and differences in systems and
users, services and products
Identifies needs and opportunities for assistance to performing arts
organisations, libraries, archives and museums.
Recommends the establishment of the Wolanski Foundation to work in
collaboration with relevant organisations and professional groups, to assist
in the creation, capture, processing and use of performing arts