Music scholars wanted for a study
We are conducting a study on how music scholars discover, search for, obtain, and use music scores for research, giving special consideration to the role of technologies in these activities.
You can participate if:
- You are a faculty member, a graduate or a post-graduate researcher;
- You use music scores or manuscripts for research.
Participation in the study
If you consent to participate in our study, we will conduct an interview with you. We will ask you questions about your research activities and, more specifically, on how you discover, search for, acquire, and use music scores and manuscripts during those activities. The interview will last approximately 60 minutes and, with your permission, will be audio-recorded to facilitate transcription. The interview can be conducted online, at a time convenient for you. If you work in Montreal, the interview could take place in person, at your office or at the Université de Montréal, according to your preference.
Thanks to the digitization programs of libraries and museums, a growing number of music scores and manuscripts are now accessible online. However, these collections are scattered over several sites and their content remains difficult to search. The SIMSSA (Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis) Project aims to improve optical music recognition (OMR) technologies to automatically convert digital images of musical scores into symbolic representations of music. The objective is to create a Web interface combining these technologies, a single retrieval system to search collections from multiple institutions, and content-based search and analysis tools. Our study is integrated in the SIMSSA Project. It aims at gaining a better understanding of music scholar research practices in relation to music scores and manuscripts to ensure that the tools we are developing will meet their real needs.
If you are interested in participating in our study, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
We hope to hear from you! Please share with anyone you know who might be interested.
|Audrey Laplante, Ph.D.|
|Jean-Sébastien Sauvé, Ph.D.|
|École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information|
(School of Library and Information Sciences)
Université de Montréal