Music Scholarship Online (MuSO): a research environment for a more democratic digital musicology

Duguid, T. C. , Feustle, M., Giannetti, F. and Grumbach, E. (2019) Music Scholarship Online (MuSO): a research environment for a more democratic digital musicology. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 13(1),

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This paper describes the work to date on Music Scholarship Online (MuSO), an online research environment for digitized and born digital music resources that inscribes itself within the federated model of the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC). With the project now in its third year, MuSO has reached an inflection point where it has developed a musiccentered RDF schema and demonstrated the potential for federated searching across ARC nodes by crosswalking eighteenth-century music content from Europeana into ARC. The case study presented here outlines the dissemination role that MuSO proposes to play within the music research community, the history of MuSO in relation to ARC, the Europeana test case, and future steps for the continued development of MuSO. By facilitating the discovery of digital music content, and providing a virtual environment for music researchers, MuSO will promote data reuse, strengthen community standards in music representation, and create possibilities for cross-disciplinary exchange. We propose that by leveraging the connections between digital music resources and digital humanities research technologies, MuSO will facilitate new research that expands the musicological discipline.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duguid, Dr Tim
Authors: Duguid, T. C., Feustle, M., Giannetti, F., and Grumbach, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Digital Humanities Quarterly
Publisher:Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
ISSN (Online):1938-4122
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations 13(1)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license
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