The Database for Israeli Theater Archives (DITA - http://digitool.haifa.ac.il) is a database initiated at the University of Haifa Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library in order to digitally preserve, document, and make accessible materials from Israeli theater physical archives. DITA is a "full text" database maintaining objects of various types and formats (text, graphic, sound and video) digitized and cataloged by the library. This paper introduces some of the concepts that guided the library in structuring the database, focusing on two main aspects – the library's "back-stage activity" regarding metadata issues, and its "on-stage activity" regarding the user-oriented-access-design to the digital archives and their contents.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings ECLAP 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment|
|Editors||Paolo Nesi, Raffaella Santucci|
|Place of Publication||Florence|
|Publisher||Firenze University Press|
|State||Published - 2012|