Approaches to Building Digital Archives

Barry C Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Translated title of the contributionApproaches to Building Digital Archives
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Digital Performance Resources: A Guide to Good Practice
EditorsBarry Smith
PublisherOxbow Books
Pages33 - 42
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781842170229, 8412170228
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Other: One of the Guides to Good Practice series (currently 7 volumes including Archaeology 2002, Computer Aided Design 2003. and Corpus Linguistics 2005). The on-line archives outlined in the Performance Resources essays underwent continued development throughout the period under review, most particularly in the areas of Live Art and Digital Performance. The Live Art Archive provides the most extensive database record of Live Art in the world, the Digital Performance Archive is a unique record of early developments in performance computing and has achieved international recognition (e.g. 35,000 citations on Google). In 2006 these archives were acquired by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection and the accompanying databases migrated for long-term access and preservation to the national Arts and Humanities Data Service. Further details at and online access to all the resulting databases available at:

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