Beyond VARIATIONS: Creating a Digital Music Library

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Beyond VARIATIONS: Creating a Digital Music Library
This presentation will focus primarily on work being done at Indiana University in the area of digital music libraries, with some discussion of related efforts. Indiana University's VARIATIONS system serves as both an early example of a working digital library supporting music content and an early application of World Wide Web technologies to music. Since April 1996, the system has provided online access within the William and Gayle Cook Music Library to sound recordings from the library's collections. Unlike many early university-based digital library projects whose primary goals were to provide broader access to unique and/or archival collections, VARIATIONS has built its digital collection from standard musical repertoire identified as central to the teaching mission of the Indiana University School of Music. At present, the collection available in VARIATIONS encompasses over 6800 sound recording titles, representing a broad range of musical material reflecting the curric...
Jon W. Dunn
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Jon W. Dunn
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