A study on the development of digital archives for performing arts groups

Fang Ling Lin, Hao Ren Ke*

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Performing arts cultivates rich cultural assets. Performing arts groups utilize limited resources to reserve their works. If they can establish digital archives, rich cultural assets can be reserved for a long term. This study adopted the qualitative research approach and conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews to collect data. Ten interviewees, including seven performing arts groups, two academic departments and one cultural institution, were contacted. Through the interviews, this study attempts to investigate the experiences of performing arts groups which have created digital archives, including motivations, processes, organization change, difficulties, benefits, and valueadded applications. For those which have not yet created digital archives, this study attempts to understand their reasons and thoughts. In addition, for academic and cultural institutions which have the experiences of cooperating with performing arts groups to establish digital archives, this article tries to understand the cooperation models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-102
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Educational Media and Library Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Art education
  • Digital archives
  • Performing arts groups
  • Standard operation procedure
  • Value-added applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Information Systems
  • Archaeology
  • Library and Information Sciences


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