Digital Libraries as AccessPoint to Music Culture Scott

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Digital Libraries as Access-Point to Music Culture Scott Simon, Ph. D. School of Library

Digital Libraries as Access-Point to Music Culture Scott Simon, Ph. D. School of Library and Information Science University of South Florida 1

Background □ Ph. D in Interdisciplinary Information Science from the University of North Texas

Background □ Ph. D in Interdisciplinary Information Science from the University of North Texas □ Dual background in Information Technologies and Music Studies □ Music Librarian at North Texas Libraries □ Doctoral Research Fellow for the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TXCDK) □ Information Architect for the Library of Texas Project □ Systems Manager for the UNT People. Soft portal product supporting 40, 000+ users 2

Library Services □ Libraries provide: □ Digital music collections □ Archived music traditions □

Library Services □ Libraries provide: □ Digital music collections □ Archived music traditions □ Web-based music services □ Human mediators Examples: US Library of Congress http: //www. loc. gov/library/libarchdigital. html UNESCO World Digital Library http: //www. wdl. org/en/ 3

Why it Matters? □ Music is being stored, distributed, and retrieved more than ever

Why it Matters? □ Music is being stored, distributed, and retrieved more than ever before. Digital Music Libraries help: □ Music consumers □ Music educators □ Music composers □ Music performers □ Music librarians □ No “entry fee” 4

Challenges & Opportunities □ Licensing restrictions vs. open access □ Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Challenges & Opportunities □ Licensing restrictions vs. open access □ Digital Rights Management (DRM) □ New technologies vs. limited budgets □ Streaming vs. downloading □ Consumer expectations □ Music Information Retrieval (MIR) □ Need a “google” for music 5

Music Information Retrieval □ Current Music Information Retrieval systems □ Music locator systems □

Music Information Retrieval □ Current Music Information Retrieval systems □ Music locator systems □ Search and locate music using meta-data □ Analytic/production systems □ Search and analyze music using inherent characteristics of music □ Music samples (“incipits”) □ Computational representations 6

Music Information Retrieval 7

Music Information Retrieval 7

MIR Architecture 8

MIR Architecture 8

MIR Research □ A Multi-Dimensional Entropy Model of Jazz Improvisation for Music Information Retrieval

MIR Research □ A Multi-Dimensional Entropy Model of Jazz Improvisation for Music Information Retrieval □ Measured information in jazz lead-sheets □ Explored entropy as a mechanism for retrieval □ Combined with a case study of an advanced jazz improvisation course Stefan Karlsson, Tom Warrington, Ed Soph, Marchel Ivery Melodic Entropy (HME) Harmonic Entropy (HHE) Rhythmic Entropy (HRE) 9

Future Directions □ Consumer expectations are being driven by the Web: □ Digital Libraries

Future Directions □ Consumer expectations are being driven by the Web: □ Digital Libraries will need to continue to innovate in order to keep up □ Digital libraries will need to keep sight that they are a “public service” □ Digital libraries will need to continue to collaborate and share resources internationally 10

Contact Info □ Scott J. Simon, Ph. D. Assistant Professor University of South Florida

Contact Info □ Scott J. Simon, Ph. D. Assistant Professor University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science, CIS 2031 Phone: 813 -974 -3521 Fax: 813 -974 -6840 □ Email: [email protected] usf. edu □ Web: http: //shell. cas. usf. edu/~ssimon 11