Interweaving and enriching digital music collections for scholarship, performance, and enjoyment

David M. Weigl, Werner Goebl, Tim Crawford, Aggelos Gkiokas, Nicolas F. Gutierrez, Alastair Porter, Patricia Santos, Casper Karreman, Ingmar Vroomen, Cynthia C.S. Liem, Álvaro Sarasúa, Marcel Van Tilburg

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Abstract

The turn toward the digital has opened up previously difficult to access musical materials to wider musicological scholarship. Digital repositories provide access to publicly licensed score images, score encodings, textual resources, audiovisual recordings, and music metadata. While each repository reveals rich information for scholarly investigation, the unified exploration and analysis of separate digital collections remains a challenge. TROMPA-Towards Richer Online Music Public-domain Archives-addresses this through a knowledge graph interweaving composers, performers, and works described in established digital music libraries, facilitating discovery and combined access of complementary materials across collections. TROMPA provides for contribution of expert insights as citable, provenanced annotations, supporting analytical workflows and scholarly communication. Beyond scholars, the project targets four further user types: instrumental players; choir singers; orchestras; and music enthusiasts; with corresponding web applications providing specialised views of the same underlying knowledge graph. Thus, scholars' annotations provide contextual information to other types of users; while performers' rehearsal recordings and performative annotations, conductors' marked up scores, and enthusiasts' social discussions and listening behaviours, become available to scholarly analysis (per user consent). The knowledge graph is exposed as Linked Data, adhering to the FAIR principles of making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable, and supporting further interlinking, re-interpretation and re-use beyond the immediate scope of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DLfM 2019
Subtitle of host publicationThe 6th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, a Satellite Event of ISMIR 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages84-88
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2019
Event6th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2019, a Satellite Event of ISMIR 2019 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Nov 2019 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2019, a Satellite Event of ISMIR 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period9/11/19 → …

Keywords

  • Data infrastructure
  • Linked data
  • Music archives
  • Public domain

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    Weigl, D. M., Goebl, W., Crawford, T., Gkiokas, A., Gutierrez, N. F., Porter, A., Santos, P., Karreman, C., Vroomen, I., Liem, C. C. S., Sarasúa, Á., & Van Tilburg, M. (2019). Interweaving and enriching digital music collections for scholarship, performance, and enjoyment. In Proceedings of DLfM 2019: The 6th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, a Satellite Event of ISMIR 2019 (pp. 84-88). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3358664.3358666