The Sheet Music Consortium and
Metadata Standards
Jenn Riley
Metadata Librarian
Indiana University Digital Library
Program
2
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

A “portal” for sheet music
• An online union catalog for distributed sheet
music collectio...
3
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008
4
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008
5
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008
6
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

History of the SMC
• Founding members
▫
▫
▫
▫

UCLA
Indiana
Johns Hopkins
Duke

• Importan...
7
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

1st phase metadata
• Simple Dublin Core
▫ See example on your handout
▫ This format is req...
8
MLA Midwest 2008

Challenges in aggregation

10/24/2008
9
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

So where can we go from here?
• We need more robust description – MODS?
▫ See handout for ...
10
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

Sheet music cataloging tool
11
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

Three possible OAI-PMH workflows
MODS

OAI data
provider
module

QDC

MODS

Stand-alone
O...
12
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

Future of the SMC
• Needs to grow!
• Enhanced end-user functionality
▫ De-duplication of ...
13
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

New grant proposal
• UCLA as lead institution developing grant
proposal to do some of thi...
14
MLA Midwest 2008

10/24/2008

Thank you!
• For more information:
▫ jenlrile@indiana.edu
▫ SMC home page:
<http://digita...
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Riley, Jenn. "The Sheet Music Consortium and Metadata Standards." Music Library Association Midwest Chapter Meeting, October 24, 2008, Kansas City, MO.

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    1. 1. The Sheet Music Consortium and Metadata Standards Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian Indiana University Digital Library Program
    2. 2. 2 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 A “portal” for sheet music • An online union catalog for distributed sheet music collections ▫ Not just collections that have been digitized! • A resource and community for institutions holding sheet music • Called the “Sheet Music Consortium” to emphasize its collaborative nature
    3. 3. 3 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008
    4. 4. 4 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008
    5. 5. 5 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008
    6. 6. 6 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 History of the SMC • Founding members ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ UCLA Indiana Johns Hopkins Duke • Important dates ▫ Fall and Winter 2001: Original idea, based on release of new OAI-PMH protocol ▫ March 2002: Planning meeting at IU ▫ September 2003: Version 1.0 release. ▫ Not much since then!
    7. 7. 7 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 1st phase metadata • Simple Dublin Core ▫ See example on your handout ▫ This format is required for OAI-PMH ▫ But you can supplement it! • DC usage guide for sheet music ▫ Reproduced on your handout ▫ Guidance on dealing with descriptive issues for sheet music not obvious in DC ▫ Attempt to gain more consistency across aggregated metadata
    8. 8. 8 MLA Midwest 2008 Challenges in aggregation 10/24/2008
    9. 9. 9 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 So where can we go from here? • We need more robust description – MODS? ▫ See handout for an example • Many implementers just want a set of rules to follow! • We have an opportunity to build community consensus around description for sheet music ▫ But we need tools to make it easier
    10. 10. 10 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 Sheet music cataloging tool
    11. 11. 11 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 Three possible OAI-PMH workflows MODS OAI data provider module QDC MODS Stand-alone OAI data provider DC MARCXML OAI Harvester MARCXML DC Transformation Metadata creation system QDC Static Repository Gateway Metadata creation module Transformation Metadata creation module Transformation Digital asset management system
    12. 12. 12 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 Future of the SMC • Needs to grow! • Enhanced end-user functionality ▫ De-duplication of results? ▫ Tagging, other means of contributing metadata? ▫ Integration into tools like Zotero? • More help for contributors ▫ Additional metadata guidelines? ▫ Selection for digitization? ▫ Copy cataloging?
    13. 13. 13 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 New grant proposal • UCLA as lead institution developing grant proposal to do some of this work • To be sent to IMLS February 1, 2009 • Some possible technical features ▫ OAI-PMH Static Repository ▫ Expanding beyond OAI-PMH • Looking for partners! (contact me)
    14. 14. 14 MLA Midwest 2008 10/24/2008 Thank you! • For more information: ▫ jenlrile@indiana.edu ▫ SMC home page: <http://digital.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/> ▫ These presentation slides: <http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/presentations/ mlamw2008/smc.ppt> • We’re serious about seeking project partners – let’s talk!
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