Monday, August 20, 2012

Final Music Discovery Requirements published!

The Music Discovery Requirements document is now available on the Music Library Association’s web site.

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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Presentation on Music Discovery Requirements document

At the Music Library Association's Annual Meeting (Feb. 16, 2012, Dallas TX), Nara Newcomer gave a brief presentation about the Music Discovery Requirements document.  Here are the slides, including speakers' notes.  They serve as an introduction to the background for our work, as well as the organization, focus, and content of the document.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Draft 2

A group spearheaded by the Music Library Association’s Emerging Technologies and Services committee is creating “Music Discovery Requirements” document which details the specialized needs of music materials for discovery interfaces of all kinds.  An initial draft of this document was shared via MLA-L (a distribution list for music librarians and those interested in music librarianship) in fall 2011.  We have now revised the document based on the comments received and have posted a second draft, which we are publicizing more broadly.

We invite your comments, thoughts, and suggestions.

The document and its three accompanying spreadsheets are available at the following links:

You may add your comments using the blog’s commenting feature, or send them directly to Nara Newcomer,

We request your comments by March 16, 2012.  This is the final comment period.  The next version issued will be the final document.