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 disciplinary background is grounded in musicology and librarianship, I eagerly joined the conversation and reached out to colleagues in the MLA and beyond, including the Society of American Archivists (SAA), in order to start an informal environmental scan of existing data rescue initiatives, as well as, strategize and identify efforts that we (or our colleagues and institutions) could participate in. A small group of us convened virtually, as well as at the 2017 MLA conference to discuss our concerns, possible courses of action, and outreach to organizations and people. We identified the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as the primary agencies for potential data rescue efforts. After speaking with colleagues at the MLA and SAA, several librarians and staff at Boston College agreed to host a data rescue event of our own modeled after the DataRefuge initiative during Endangered Data Week (April 2017). This presentation demonstrates how we engaged in small data rescue, examples of current data rescue efforts by different individuals and institutions, and present documentation and workflows as possible models. Our efforts were two-pronged: 1) identify and rescue IMLS and NEH data by putting it into a shared CKAN repository and 2) developing an outreach strategy to encourage Boston College faculty and staff to deposit NEA, NEH, or IMLS funded data or project content in our institutional repository.
This paper examines some characteristics of the ‘British School’ of information science, tracing its origins in the documentation movement, special librarianship, and the handling of scientific and technical information.
Interested in musical heritage, archives and libraries and also in archival science applied to music archives. Music librarianship and music information retrieval. Also music documental heritage, personal archives from composers, etc.
medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature & culture, intellectual history, book history, bibliography, cataloging and librarianship, knowledge organization; gardening, reading, poetry, slow food, music
Overview of advice for successfully securing a music library job, from application to negotiation. Part of larger panel, “Music Librarianship: What Types of Jobs Are Available, Who’s Hiring, and How to Land One of Today’s Jobs.”
Discusses the collaborations over the past decade between in which the Department of Library and Information Science at City University London and the Department of Librarianship, Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana.
This forum provides members of the Music Library Association to discuss issues in Music Librarianship, share work and seek feedback, and brainstorm new research projects. In 2018, the MLA Board endorsed this space for a pilot project to deposit conference materials relating to the 2018 MLA Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Members agree to abide […]