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ISVR Seminar 16 March 2010 MusicSpace: Orchestrating Musicological Metadata

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1 ISVR Seminar 16 March 2010 MusicSpace: Orchestrating Musicological Metadata

2 2 Promotional Video

3 3 British Library Music Collections

4 4 British Library Sound Archive

5 5 Cecilia

6 6 Copac

7 7 RISM UK & Ireland

8 8 Grove Music Online (OUP)

9 9 Naxos Music Library

10 10 RILM

11 11 Google!

12 12 Effectively intractable questions Which scribes have created manuscripts of a composers works, and which other composers works have they inscribed? Which poets have had their poems set to music by Schubert, which of these musical settings were only published posthumously, and where can I find recordings of them? Which electroacoustic works were published within five years of their premier?

13 13 Generating Metadata: Grove Works Lists

14 14 Our Tool for the Works Lists

15 15 Immyns Example

16 16 Initial testing and evaluation took place during April-May 2009 Integration: All the information showed up very quickly, and it was easy to find material. It was really good to have different kinds of material in the same place. Changing search paradigm: I would recommend musicSpace for its ability to manipulate queries in order to get results that you wouldnt otherwise be able to get [without starting over]. Granularity: I used musicSpace to explore how many operas have a character named Alceste. This information simply isnt get-at-able using other search interfaces – youd have to sort through the information by hand.

17 17 Future Deployment? Grove Music Online (Oxford University Press)

18 18 Thank you!


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