• Joseph Haydn Werke Metadata: MEI Way

    Author(s):
    Joshua Neumann
    Editor(s):
    Ailynn Ang, Jennifer Bain, David M. Weigl (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Music
    Item Type:
    Conference poster
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2022
    Conf. Org.:
    Dalhousie University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Conf. Date:
    May 19-22, 2022
    Tag(s):
    MEI Conversion, metadata, Music encoding
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/7hsv-ha95
    Abstract:
    The work of the Joseph Haydn Institute has been well-known in eighteenth-century studies and beyond since publishing the first four volumes of the Joseph Haydn Werke in 1958. As with any Gesamtausgabe undertaking, sources occupy a central role, and with them come massive amounts of data. Naturally, compilation and organization of the metadata occurred over the life of this project, with digitization only a comparatively recent focus. Multiple factors led to the development of an idiomatic schema. Inasmuch as this system served immediate needs and created a foundation for content findability, it created limitations in accessibility, interoperability, and reusability—all desirable or essential qualities for the online Joseph Haydn Portal. It creates a distinct set of challenges for creating a digital Werkverzeichnis within the portal, the most pressing of which is transforming data into a standardized format enabled for the necessary qualities. This poster provides an overview of this process using file samples, concordances for terms and structure, and presents the challenges involved in a project of this size, and the realities of planning the project life cycle.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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