Adaptistration Internal Service Project

Filenotfound When Adaptistration moved to its new server on October 15, 2007 it had 12,000+ entries containing 1.2 million words, thousands of links, and hundreds of embedded pics, tables, graphs, and charts. Although moving that much data would normally involve endless headaches, everything made it from URL "A" to URL "B" in one piece. Well, almost in one piece.

Due to the nature of changing URL’s, there were a few unavoidable potholes that resulted in some broken links. Fortunately, the only broken links were those pointing to internal articles, meaning those at Adaptistration (all outbound links were unharmed). Additionally, all embedded graphics were transformed into broken links.

The solution is nothing short of going through each article, one by one, and reenter each link and graphic. Needless to say, given the volume of data at Adaptistration this isn’t a quick fix. As such, the progress chart on Adaptistration’s home page will keep you apprised of the progress made toward updating all broken links and missing graphics.

Work is being carried out in reverse chronological order (with a few exceptions such as the website review, compensation reports, TAFTO articles, etc.)  and as progress is made, it will be reported via the pie chart on the home page.

In the meantime, if there is a particular article or graphic you’re looking for but can’t find or notice is missing, send in an email and I’ll send you whatever it is you’re looking for.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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