An unusually appropriate confluence

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/11/guitar-bass-drums-metadata-musical-context-for-long-term-preservation/

The above article hits a lot of areas that I’m either personally interested in or professionally involved with.

Music history, digital preservation, and metadata.

I really love the joking inclusion of a marked up sheet of the Erinnerung by Schumann as a sort of prehistoric metadata. It reminds me of music history class were we discussed the great contributions that Beethoven’s writings on his sheet music provide us. Although these are not always intentional, like the furiously renamed 3rd Symphony. The original name, honoring Napoleon, was scribbled out so furiously it almost ripped the page. Great stuff, not traditional metadata though, I suppose.

I’ll have to remember to keep a close eye on this project as it develops.

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