Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Music Discovery Requirements

The Music Library Association's Emerging Technologies and Services Committee seeks comments on the document Music Discovery Requirements.
The Music Library Association's Emerging Technologies and Services Committee invites your comments on the second draft of our "Music Discovery Requirements" document. This paper and appendixes explore and detail the specialized needs of music materials for discovery interfaces of all kinds. An initial draft of this document was shared via MLA-L (a distribution list for music librarians and those interested in music librarianship) in fall 2011. We have now completed a second draft, which we are publicizing more broadly.

We invite your comments, thoughts, and suggestions by March 16, 2012.

The document is available at http://musicdiscoveryrequirements.blogspot.com or via the links below. You may add your comments using the blog's commenting feature....

Music Discovery Requirements Main Document: http://personal.ecu.edu/newcomern/musicdiscoveryrequirementsfeb92012.pdf

Appendix A. Compiled Details of Indexing and Display Requirements - Index-Focused Version [Excel spreadsheet] http://personal.ecu.edu/newcomern/musicdiscoveryrequirementsfeb92012appendixa.xls

Appendix B. Compiled Details of Indexing and Display Requirements - Tag-Focused Version [Excel spreadsheet] http://personal.ecu.edu/newcomern/musicdiscoveryrequirementsfeb92012appendixb.xls

Appendix C. MARC Bibliographic Record Mapping for Content and Carrier [Excel spreadsheet] http://personal.ecu.edu/newcomern/musicdiscoveryrequirementsfeb92012appendixc.xls