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News 2015: (US) CIncInatI.com Article: "Packing up to preserve a musical treasure" (by Janelle Gelfand, 3 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Dec 06, 2015 - 12:16 PM

From a recent article on the CIncInatI.com website. This article gives good insight of measures taken in moving a large library, over 1 million pieces of inventory, to a temporary location during a building restoration. It also gives us insight on the importance of cataloguing and even digitizing our music for the sake of its longevity. (Marc Paré, Editor EarlyMusicNews.org)

"Since summer, three librarians at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have been up against a daunting deadline. They are trying to put up to a million pieces of music into as much order as possible by Monday, when it all has to be moved out of Music Hall to prepare for the historic hall’s renovation in June. ...

... It is the largest orchestra library in the world, and it is a treasure that has been hidden in plain sight. It tells stories of Cincinnati, of its musical organizations, its artists and its audience tastes. ..."

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