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.