This group is a place for music scholars, performers, students, and librarians to discuss all things related to open access and music.
On June 17, 2018, the Aquarius, a boat carrying refugees, docked in Valencia. The wave of solidarity that ran through the city and neighboring towns in response to this arrival was intermingled with ignorance of a phenomenon—migration across the Mediterranean Sea—that has been a historical constant, and which indexes both the aspirations and fea…[Read more]
Finite Element Analyses (FEA) was used to predict the resonant modes of the Tsar Kolokol, a 200-ton fractured bell that sits outside the Kremlin in Moscow. Frequency and displacement data informed a physical model implemented in the Faust programming language (Functional Audio Stream). The authors hosted a concert for Tsar bell and carillon with…[Read more]
Kathleen DeLaurenti started the topic Notice of new rule making for the Music Modernization Act in the discussion Open Music on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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The copyright office issued their proposed rule for the new 1401(c) section of the copyright law. This part of the new MMA addresses non-commercial use of orphaned/abandoned sound recordings.https://www.federalregister.<wbr />gov/documents/2019/02/05/2019-<wbr />00873/noncommercial-use-of-<wbr />pre-1972-sound-recordings-<wbr…
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There has been some very lively conversation about digital lending of ebooks by libraries happening. In case you missed it, Kyle Courtney and Dave Hansen released a white paper about digitizing ebooks and controlled lending (a la what many public libraries have with overdrive/adobe digital…[Read more]
I have updated my List of Open-Access Music Journals, the most comprehensive such list online. It now has over 140 entries in a variety of languages. Please be in touch if you know of a journal that should be added to the list!List of Open-Access Music Journals
(cross-posted in case there are people here who aren’t in the American Musicological…[Read more]
In this keynote, Kijas explores issues embedded in musicological traditions of canonicity and discusses the need for recovery of underrepresented composers in order to build a more inclusive digital canon.
The interdisciplinary course Pink Noise: Women Making Electronic Music explores the hands-on creation of electronic music through the lens of feminist critical frameworks, activism, and collective action. Techniques and topics include composing with Texts, Activist Sound, Live Sampling and Delay, Turntablism, Soundscape Composition, the Occult…[Read more]
In late January 2017 conversations began on the Music Library Association (MLA) listserv about data rescue. These conversations were primarily inquiries to see if anyone on the MLA-L was aware of data archiving or rescue efforts underway for vulnerable performing arts and music data on government websites. As a digital scholarship librarian whose…[Read more]
In this presentation, we provide an overview of the contents and development of The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, a recently-launched open access collection of over 330 tunes and songs. The audio, sheet music, stories, and essays can be viewed and/or listened to on mobile devices, tablets, and computers. Through Omeka and SoundCloud,…[Read more]
This handout was presented as a take away for a workshop at MLA TechCamp 2018. This workshop will provide an overview of fair use as it applies to digital projects. It will particularly benefit anyone planning, attempting to fund (via a grant), or currently managing a digital project that is aimed at providing access to made-digital or…[Read more]
This workshop will provide an overview of fair use as it applies to digital projects. It will particularly benefit anyone planning, attempting to fund (via a grant), or currently managing a digital project that is aimed at providing access to made-digital or born-digital content. It will include suggestions for checklist and analysis tools that…[Read more]
Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann (nacido en 1973) es un compositor peruano/brasileño/estadounidense que estudió composición en São Paulo en la Faculdade Santa Marcelina y en los Estados Unidos en la Universidad Internacional de Florida y la Universidad de Boston. Su cuarteto de cuerdas no. 3 apareció en un disco reciente de cuartetos de cuerda lati…[Read more]
2017 marks the 10th year that there has been a global celebration of open during Open Access Week.
Organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), OA Week celebrates:
“Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those r…[Read more]