I’d like to share news about a project that I have been thinking about starting since I gave my keynote about the lack of women and people of color in digital music/data projects at the Music Encoding Conference in May 2018 at University of Maryland. I wanted to create a music data repository focused on works by un(der)-represented people with the aim of decentering the musical canon and making data-driven music scholarship more diverse and inclusive. In particular, the repository will contain a dataset of compositions spanning a large historical period by an un(der)-represented group (primarily women and people of color) that has generally been left out of (big) data driven scholarship work. (more…)
I write about various topics relevant to those who work in digital humanities, musicology, libraries, digital scholarship, and open research data. Some of my posts are published on this blog, while others are published on the Digital Scholarship blog. You can also find data, code, and materials used for my projects and workshops in the BCDigSchol GitHub Repository and personal GitHub Repository.
Since the election, I’ve been trying to think of ways that I can do something useful that will contribute positively, help me focus, and draw on my skills as a librarian and digital humanist. One of the things that came to mind was collecting data about the post-election statements that are being issued by university presidents, state representatives, religious leaders, professional organizations, and other people who are leaders or in positions of power. These statements are in support of their staff, faculty, students, and citizens with the aim to create a safe community in the post-election aftermath. (more…)