Two joint workshops in collaboration with the University of Paderborn in Detmold (DFG request: 31,279 euros) towards developing a music notation data model (based on TEI) and prototype delivery system.
The U.Va. Library requests $44,164 in outright funds from NEH to collaborate with the University of Paderborn in Detmold, Germany, in conducting two workshops, one to be held in summer 2009 and one in spring 2010, which will promote an international collaboration to create a music notation data model and prototype delivery system. We intend to engage a select group of international scholars and technologists with a broad range of expertise in discussing the features and functions required in a scholarly XML music notation model, critically evaluate the existing data models, discuss optimum solutions for achieving the desired features, and plan for future implementation of the solutions. Our long-term plans include applying for further grant funding to continue to develop this project after this basic collaboration is complete.