4th International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2017)

28 Oct 2017
Shanghai, China

4th International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2017)

Saturday 28th October 2017

Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China

Proceedings published in ACM ICPS

A satellite event of ISMIR 2017 https://ismir2017.smcnus.org/


In 2017 DLfM calls for paper submissions to two tracks: a 'proceedings
track' for short and full papers which will be presented at the
workshop and published in the workshop proceedings; and a 'Transforming
Musicology challenge' track for presented papers and posters.




Many Digital Libraries have long offered facilities to provide
multimedia content, including music. However there is now an ever more
urgent need to specifically support the distinct multiple forms of
music, the links between them, and the surrounding scholarly context,
as required by the transformed and extended methods being applied to
musicology and the wider Digital Humanities.

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) workshop presents a venue
specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems
and content in the domain of music and musicology. This includes Music
Digital Library systems, their application and use in musicology,
technologies for enhanced access and organisation of musics in Digital
Libraries, bibliographic and metadata for music, intersections with
music Linked Data, and the challenges of working with the multiple
representations of music across large-scale digital collections such
as the Internet Archive and HathiTrust.

This, the fourth Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop, is a
satellite event of the annual International Society for Music
Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference being held in nearby Suzhou,
and in particular encourages reports on the use of MIR methods and
technologies within Music Digital Library systems when applied to the
pursuit of musicological research.

DLfM 2017 proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as
part of the ICPS series, and proceedings of previous DLfM workshops can
be found in the ACM Digital Library: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2970044


DLfM will focus on the implications of music on Digital Libraries and
Digital Libraries research when pushing the boundaries of contemporary
musicology, including the application of techniques as reported in
more technologically oriented fora such as ISMIR and ICMC.

This will be the fourth edition of DLfM following a very successful and
well received workshops at Digital Libraries 2014, JCDL 2015, and ISMIR
2016, giving an opportunity for the community to present and discuss
recent developments that address the challenges of effectively
combining technology with musicology through Digital Library systems
and their application.

The workshop objectives are:

  • to act as a forum for reporting, presenting, and evaluating this work and disseminating new approaches to advance the discipline;
  • to create a venue for critically and constructively evaluating and verifying the operation of Music Digital Libraries and the applications and findings that flow from them;
  • to consider the suitability of existing Music Digital Libraries, particularly in light of the transformative methods and applications emerging from musicology, large collections of both audio and music related data, ‘big data’ method, and MIR;
  • to set the agenda for work in the field to address these new challenges and opportunities.


Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Music Digital Libraries
  • Applied MIR techniques in Music Digital Libraries and musicological investigations using them
  • Techniques for locating and accessing music in Very Large Digital Libraries (e.g. HathiTrust, Internet Archive)
  • Music data representations, including manuscripts/scores and audio
  • Interfaces and access mechanisms for Music Digital Libraries.
  • Digital Libraries in support of musicology and other scholarly study; novel requirements and methodologies therein
  • Digital Libraries for combination of resources in support of musicology (e.g. combining audio, scores, bibliographic, geographic, ethnomusicology, performance, etc.)
  • User information needs and behaviour for Music Digital Libraries
  • Identification/location of music (in all forms) in generic Digital Libraries
  • Mechanisms for combining multi-form music content within and between Digital Libraries and other digital resources
  • Information literacies for Music Digital Libraries
  • Metadata and metadata schemas for music
  • Application of Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to Music Digital Libraries, and for their access and organisation
  • Optical Music Recognition
  • Ontologies and categorisation of musics and music artefacts