This group is devoted to a discussion of topics related to music encoding, and is an extension of the Music Encoding Initiative channels on MEI-L and website, https://music-encoding.org/.

The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is a community-driven effort to define a system for encoding musical documents in a machine-readable structure. MEI brings together specialists from various music research communities, including technologists, librarians, historians, and theorists in a common effort to define best practices for representing a broad range of musical documents and structures.

The official MEI mailing list, MEI-L, is used to inform the community about upcoming events, discuss possible improvements for MEI, evaluate encoding strategies and models, and get support from the full community. The list is open to anyone for subscription, and everyone is welcome to join MEI-L by subscribing to: https://lists.uni-paderborn.de/mailman/listinfo/mei-l.

MEI has a Slack channel that is used for discussion, questions, announcements, and collaboration, https://music-encoding.slack.com. You can join by filling out the Slack Invitation Form (https://goo.gl/forms/cDWLuDgicFjXSENi2).

MEI is hosted by the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz.