There is also an interesting project coming from Perry Roland at UVA,
called the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI). It's a lot like TEI, and
not meant for music notation markup either. It might be able to handle
what you're looking for. We're thinking of using it for musicological
analysis of historical sheet music.
Andrew Hankinson wrote:
> I'm currently working on a project that explores the use of the EAD in
> the context of printed music and music manuscripts. Based on my
> initial observations of the EAD, it would seem that it doesn't seem to
> capture the subtle nuances that it takes to appropriately categorize
> things, such as the difference between a lyricist and a composer, or
> first performance dates, etc. However, I do not have a Library
> background, and am completely new to the application of EAD in any
> I have noticed that there are a couple of music archives listed on the
> EAD site, and was wondering what, if any, challenges were faced when
> encoding your collections. Did you opt to discard the musical terms
> altogether, or did you capture the musical information some other way?
> The ultimate goal for this sort of application, to give you a bit of
> background, is to provide a type of digital collection software that is
> fully EAD compliant, but allows the cataloger to capture information
> about the musical nature of the documents. Is there an easy way to do
> this already?
> Thank you for your time,
> Andrew Hankinson