The Music Discovery Requirements document is now available on the Music Library Association’s web site. http://committees.musiclibraryassoc.org/ETSC/MDR
The Music Discovery Requirements document addresses the unique needs posed by music materials which must be considered for successful discovery. This document discusses the issues and when possible gives concrete recommendations for discovery interfaces. Three appendixes compile technical details of the specific indexing recommendations in spreadsheets. The document was created under the auspices of Music Library Association’s Emerging Technologies and Services Committee and officially approved by the Music Library Association’s Board of Directors.
The Music Discovery Requirements document group welcomes your comments, questions, and other feedback on the document. The group is particularly interested in hearing how the document is being used, and in working with vendors and developers to create discovery interfaces optimized for the unique needs of music materials.