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Paper no 9 section 6









List of papers








by Paul Bentley

21 August 2000

National Database of Australian Theatre Practice

The quest for performing arts information standards

United States projects and initiatives

European projects and initiatives

Australian projects and initiatives



Beagrie Neil and Greenstein, Daniel, editors. Managing digital collections: AHDS policies, standards and practices. Preliminary consultation draft. Dec 1998. htttp://

Bentley, Paul. Acting on a new stage: performing arts information management in New South Wales. February 1998. <

Bentley, Paul. Documenting the performing arts: a draft discussion paper presented at Museum Australia’s Performing Arts Special Interest Group conference, Brisbane, 1995. Unpublished.

Boehm, Carola. A short description of the system at the Performing Arts Data Service, University of Glasgow, March 1999.,html.

Bolton, Helen K. Development and use of theatre databases IN Advances in Library Administration and Organization Vol 8, 1989 [JAI Press, 1989]:131-44.

Computers and the humanities: summary of a Round Table Meeting [organised by Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council in collaboration with Coalition for Networked Information National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage and Two Ravens Institute. 1998. American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper no 41. <

Cooke, N. The performing arts in colonial American newspapers 1690-1763: text database and index. Notes 56: (2) Dec 1999: 460-461.

Coral, L. Indexing and retrieval of special materials in online catalogues. Fontes Artis Musicae Vol 4 no 2 [?] 1993: 110-15

Edwards, Christopher and Herbert, Ian. Computer databases for the performing arts: TANDEM and International Bibliography of Theatre. Theatre Notebook, Vol 39, no 3  1985: 149-152

Golding, Alfred S, A Thesaurus for the Big Ten Performing Arts Document Inventory Project. Columbus: Ohio State University, 1978.

Green, D, The National Initiative for a networked cultural heritage. Information Technology and Libraries Vol 17, no 2 June 1998:107-110

Greenstein, David. The Arts and Humanities Data Service three years’ on. D-Lib Magazine December 1998.

Hartog, Joh. The computerized gaze and the performing arts. Australasian Drama Studies 32, April 1998: 109-130.

Herbert, Ian. Computer databases for theatre studies. NTQ: New Theatre Quarterly Vol 2, no 6, May 1986: 175-180.

Hogg, Katharine. Music Libraries Online – a virtual union catalogue for music. Vine 114: 43-49

Humanities and Arts on the Information Highways. Final report developed by the Getty Arts History Information a joint project with the American Council of Learned Societies and the Coalition for Networked Information]

Jaroker, JG and Old, C. The performing arts index at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts [updated version of a paper presented at Dance and Technology 11: Transcending Boundaries May 1995 in ArtMARC Sourcbook. [Chicago American Library Association, 1998]: 196-208..

Kolganova, A. The electronic database in Russian drama: creation and use. SIBMAS Conference 1996. <>

Langridge, D. W. Classification and indexing in the humanities. London: Butterworths, 1976.

Laske, O. Knowledge technology and the arts: a personal view. Computers & Mathematics with Applications Vol 32, no 1 July 1996:85-88

Lourdou, Dorothy. The Dance Collection automated book catalog. The LARC Reports, vol 3 issue 3, Fall 1970

Miller, Paul and Greenstein, Daniel, editors. Discovering online resources across the humanities: a practical implementation of the Dublin Core. Bath: UKOLN on behalf of the Art and Humanities Data Service, 1997. Surveys information management practice in the humanities and proposes a system architecture for cross-domain discovery in the performing arts and other subjects

Mühlberger, Gunter. Digitisation of newspaper clippings: the LAURIN Project. RLG DigiNews Vol 3, no 6. 15 December 1999. <>

Pavliscak, Pamela, Ross, Seamus, and Henry, Charles. Information technology in humanities scholarship: achievements, prospects and challenges – the United States focus, 1997. (American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper no 37). Available from>.

Raben, Joseph and Burton, Sarah K. Information systems and services in the arts and humanities in Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, volume 16 / edited by Martha E. Williams [White Plains, NY: Knowledge Industry, 1981]:247-266. Provides a useful survey and extensive bibliography of initiatives up to 1980, including the London Stage  1660-1800.

Roberts, David. Making the words count: towards an analytical database of theatrical reviews. NTQ: New Theatre Quarterly Volume 15 no 4 (60), November 1999: 332-338,

Ross, Seamus and Economou, Maria. Information and communications technology in the cultural sector: the need for a national strategy. D-Lib Magazine, June 1998.

Schild, Margret. Considerations for developing an electronic theatre information system. Paper presented at SIBMAS Conference, 1994. <>

Sheehy, Carolyn A. Managing performing arts collection in academic and public libraries / edited by Carolyn A Sheehy. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1994.

Schneider, Ben Ross Jr. Travels in computerland; or, Incompatibilities and interfaces: a complete account of the implementation of the London Stage Information Bank. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1974

Stebelman, S. Vocabulary control and the humanities: a case study of the MLA International Bibliography [in computerized form]. Reference Librarian no 47, 1994:61-78. Examines the history of the MLA International Bibliography as a database for literary research and its use of controlled vocabulary to assist  scholarly endeavours. 

Van Camp, Anne. Building the seamless web of cultural research resources. Archives & Museum Informatics 12: 287-292, 1998.

Wright, JK and Westover, RC. Inter-play: the creation of an Internet play index. Internet Reference Service Quarterly Vol 3, no 3, 1998:83-89. Arts and Humanities Data Service


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