Cross-posted on the MLA Conference Diary (IAML website). The annual conference of the Music Library Association was held March 2-5, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Each year the MLA conference brings together people with a shared interest in music librarianship and music resources. While this interest may be directly linked to our professional roles and careers, we also represent a community of people who may have started out as musicians, archivists and librarians working with music-specific materials, but now represent roles in emerging or evolving areas, such as metadata, discovery services, digital preservation, or digital humanities. It is this sense of community that brings me (and others I know) to the MLA conference every year.
On April 29, 2014, I gave a presentation at the second international Maria Szymanowska et son temps Symposium in Paris, France. The event was sponsored by the Polish Academy of Sciences and organized by Elżbieta Zapolska-Chapelle (Board President) of the Société Maria Szymanowska. My presentation was entitled: “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts,” and was meant to present examples of how libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions have been working to make their collections accessible, discoverable, and open to their users. I briefly explored ways in which the Szymanowska scholarly community could think about future research, which would make use of open data, linked open data, and tools associated with digital scholarship. My slides can be viewed within this post or directly via Google Drive.
Here is the main body of my presentation: “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts” (more…)