Recently, Jody Avirgan from FiveThrityEight posted an excellent discussion with Barbara Haws, archivist & historian at the New York Philharmonic and one of our favorite TSG clients, detailing how the digital archive has grown over the last several years. TSG assisted NY Philharmonic in digitizing and ingesting terabytes of data which include historical documents, music scores, programs, marketing materials and business records. Back in 2012, TSG’s work with the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives was named 2012 Alfresco Implementation of the Year.
New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and the third oldest in the world. The Philharmonic Archives is one of the oldest orchestral research collections in the world that traces the 200-year history of the Philharmonic.
Behind the scenes, the Digital Archives leverages:
- OpenMigrate for high volume content ingestion
- OpenAnnotate for face tagging
- Solr for faceted search
- Alfresco as the central repository make up the key architectural components driving its success.
Be sure to read the article and listen to the podcast to better understand how this unique project has been utilized over the past 4 years:
To learn more about our work with the New York Philharmonic, click here.