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Texas A & M University, College Station (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
Timothy Duguid (Project Director: September 2014 to September 2016)
MuSO: Aggregation and Peer Review in Music

A two-day workshop and follow-up activities to develop the Music Scholarship Online (MuSO) project to consider approaches for federating and evaluating digital projects in music.

This Level I project will fund a two-day workshop at Texas A&M University for 15 software engineers, music librarians, music encoding specialists, and music scholars from the U.S., Canada and abroad that will lay the foundation to launch MuSO (Music Scholarship Online). Using the period-specific virtual research environments, or research nodes, of the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) as templates, this workshop will establish methods for aggregating and evaluating digital projects in the fields of music analysis, culture, history and literature. The workshop will address the metadata needs for media such as musical scores and audio recordings, and it will establish a standard and process for peer reviewing the projects that contribute to and participate in MuSO. The funded workshop will therefore produce a list of changes to the ARC metadata guidelines as well as a method for evaluating digital projects in music.

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Project fields:
Arts, Other; History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts; Music History and Criticism

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Digital Humanities

$29,935 (approved)
$29,924 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 5/31/2016