Guest editors' introduction to the special issue on digital libraries for musicology

Kevin R. Page, J. Stephen Downie
2019 International Journal on Digital Libraries  
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 computational methods being applied to musicology and the wider digital humanities. These challenges are being met by the next generation of music digital library systems, their
more » ... ation and use in musicology, technologies for enhanced access and organization 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 Dissemination of the interdisciplinary work at the intersection between digital library and musicological research has coalesced and grown around the international Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference, 1 growing out of a workshop series begun at the special conjoined Digital Libraries conference convened at London in September 2014. The eight articles in this special issue report upon representative topics, undertaken
doi:10.1007/s00799-019-00268-1 fatcat:d5uadhcrhvdudmorbc3acnmhvm