|PRATT-SILS AND NYPL LIBRARY FOR PERFORMING
ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER
Institute on Performing Arts Librarianship
LIS 686 meets in spring semester
Instructor Kevin Winkler, Assistant Director, NYPL, LPA, Visiting Assistant Professor
Readings and Resources
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|| Perf. Arts
As part of the Pratt-SILS program in "Cultural Informatics" designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers in fine arts, performing arts and humanities settings featuring research in archives, special collections and digital libraries, this intensive course gives students the unique opportunity to learn performing arts librarianship in the context of one of the world's great performing arts libraries and importantly, from leading professionals in this exciting field. Working from the dual perspectives of librarianship and research, students use the methodologies of collection-based research from which they produce a subject guide to specific collections. Students gain an understanding of different aspects of information transfer posed by working with both real and virtual documents and collections and how differences in format and media convey and influence meaning. Further, students learn to select and juxtapose documents to communicate ideas and to serve as representations of collection content, as well as how to organize these to benefit user research. Students experience and observe first-hand the daily operations of user services in a performing arts library setting.
Current Programs at NYPL Performing Arts Library- an example from January - March 2004
Programs take place in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Admission to all programs is free and generally first come, first served, although tickets are occasionally required. For information, call (212) 642-0142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may also select from performances at The Juilliard (most are free). Link below to Juilliard performance schedule.
Highly recommended: J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus. Wed. 2/18, 8 PM
Each student is required to attend two PA Library programs. Select from the following.
For each, write a review (about 2 pages). Read a sampling
of reviews to get a sense of style and content.
Thursday, January 29, 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 31, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 3:00 PM
Monday, February 9, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 PM
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 3, 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 4, 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 6, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 10, 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 13, 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 16, 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2:30 PM
A. Collection-Based Research.
Making Sense of Documents - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/makesense/
http://tc.unl.edu/ushistory/research/wineburg-historical.html - Historica Thinking
Primary Sources Research - http://www.library.yale.edu/ref/err/primsrcs.htm
Primary sources on the Web - http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/
Primary Resources Repositories -
Securing Our Dance Heritage:Issues in the Documentation and Preservation of Dance
by Catherine J. Johnson and Allegra Fuller Snyder, July 1999
Archiving Performing Arts Electronic Journals: A Planning Project
New York Public Library grant proposal.
Performing Arts Links -
Library of Contress - Internet Resources for Music, Theater and Dance
Dmoz - Open Drrectory, Arts
NINCH - Performing Arts Readings
Performing Arts Guide - Johns Hopkins University
Internet Broadway Database
Cover Song database - http://slicks.ulyssis.org/coverdb/home/index.php
Big Band Databse - http://nfo.net/index.html
Database of Violin Iconography - http://www.violadabraccio.com/violin.pictures/details.php?image_id=408
music Iconography, CUNY Research Center - http://web.gc.cuny.edu/rcmi/
***Composers net - http://www.composers.net/