Musings in the Music Library #2 - Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Library

posted 3 Apr 2012, 06:03 by Sabc Media Libraries

Daniel Neal, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Library

"The CPO Library is a rather complex entity, a partially combined form of what had been the CAPAB Library and the CTSO Library that was a result of the merger in 1997 of the then two orchestras of Cape Town.  
Each collection was (and still is) catalogued in its own manner and wasn’t (and still isn’t) cross-indexed.  
On taking up the post of Orchestra Librarian in April 2001 I was immediately lost and often plagued with questions of availability that I was unable to answer..."