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DLfM 2014 : 1st International workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology


When Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014
Where London, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2014
Notification Due Jul 30, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 11, 2014
Categories    digital libraries   musicology   music information retrieval   semantic web

Call For Papers

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.

Paper submission deadline: 27th June 2014 (23:59 UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance: 30th July 2014
Registration deadline for one author per paper: 11th August 2014 (14:00
Camera ready submission deadline: 11th August 2014 (14:00 UTC)

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.

DLfM also provides a venue for reflecting upon and and reassesing Music
Digital Libraries more than a decade since the last dedicated workshop
on “Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and Music Digital Library (MDL)
Evaluation”, held at JCDL 2002, which was instrumental in the
development and evaluation of technical methods now widespread in these
research communities.

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 as
they have evolved over the last decade since the JCDL 2002 workshop,
particularly in light of the transformative methods and applications
emerging from musicology;
- 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.
- 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
- Techniques for locating and accessing music in Very Large Digital
Libraries (e.g. HathiTrust, Internet Archive).
- 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.
- Optical Music Recognition.
- Ontologies and categorisation of musics and music artefacts.

We invite full papers (up to 8 pages) or position papers (up to 3
pages). Papers will be peer reviewed by 2-3 members of the programme

Please produce your paper using the ACM template and submit to DLfM on
EasyChair by 27th June 2014 (see IMPORTANT DATES above).

We are seeking inclusion of our proceedings in the ACM Digital Library
and this will be announced on the workshop website if forthcoming.

All submitted papers must:
- be written in English;
- contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
- be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template with a font
size no smaller than 9pt;
- be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform), and
formatted for A4 size.

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions
adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply
with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.

Please note that at least one author from each accepted paper must
attend the workshop to present their work, and in addition must be
registered for the workshop by 11th August 2014 (see IMPORTANT DATES

ACM template:
Contact email:


Kevin Page, University of Oxford
Ben Fields, Goldsmiths University of London

Senior Programme Committee
David Bainbridge, University of Waikato
Tim Crawford, Goldsmiths University of London
Julia Craig-McFeely, University of Oxford
Matthew Dovey, Jisc
J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois
Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University
Charlie Inskip, University College London
Tillman Weyde, City University London

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