Online Sheet Music

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Riley, Jenn. "Online Sheet Music," Music Library Association Annual Meeting, March 3, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA

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Online Sheet Music

  1. 1. Online sheet music Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian Indiana University
  2. 2. Some uses of digitized sheet music  Study       Musical content Lyrics Cover art Ads Performing Locating physical collections for further investigation March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 2
  3. 3. Selecting sheet music for digitization    Can’t digitize everything Can’t select at the item level Libraries consider      current usage relationship to other collections notable collectors significant parts of larger collections local user needs March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 3
  4. 4. But how to describe it?   Existing collections generally not described at the item level Most early online sheet music collections used customized metadata models    Many similarities Many differences IU’s IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana project has attempted to build upon these March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 4
  5. 5. IN Harmony metadata needs  Work for diverse project partners       Indiana University Lilly Library Indiana State Library Indiana State Museum Indiana Historical Society Facilitate interoperability Effective user access March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 5
  6. 6. IN Harmony user studies     Search logs Card sort Task scenario Email content analysis March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 6
  7. 7. IN Harmony categories        Title elements Name elements Publication elements Subject elements Identification elements Note elements Cover information March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 7
  8. 8. IN Harmony subject elements        Topical subject Name as subject Form/genre Instrumentation Geographic subject Language Local subject March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 8
  9. 9. Sources of online sheet music    Many, many individual sites Sheet Music Collections, maintained by Lois Schultz Sheet Music Consortium March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 9
  10. 10. Sheet Music Consortium overview      Production site launched in 2003 Harvests metadata using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting Not just for online sheet music Provides aggregated search, then sends the user back to the hosting institution for access Long-term goal: to be the place to go for online sheet music, similar to a union catalog March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 10
  11. 11. SMC collections indexed Library of Congress, Music Division 47,528 records Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University 20,157 records Lilly Library, Indiana University 17,937 records Maine Music Box 11,779 records Lester Levy Collection, Johns Hopkins University 11,590 records National Library of Australia 6,731 records UCLA Music Library 4,593 records March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 11
  12. 12. Next steps for the SMC  Submitted proposal for a 1-year planning grant to start October 2007     Will study user needs and data provider needs Meeting in Bloomington Fall 2007 Meeting at MLA 2008 Long-term plan     Continually add more collections Become easier to use Run harvesting on a more regular schedule Add new services March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 12
  13. 13. Possible new SMC services      OAI Static Repository Gateway Better metadata, including subject access Harvest content in addition to metadata, starting with thumbnails of covers Downloadable records (MARC, MODS, DC, etc.) to assist local cataloging De-duplication of records March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 13
  14. 14. For more information  IN Harmony http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/inharmony   Sheet Music Consortium http://digital.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/ These presentation slides http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/presentations/mla2007/mla2007.ppt  jenlrile@indiana.edu March 3, 2007 MLA/SAM 2007 14

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