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Re: Mass Digitization was... 'New' solution for stickey shed

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Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 15 May 2007 00:13:27 -0400

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There are library cataloging rules.  Most of the conflicing entries 
situations have been addressed.  The results are sometimes less literarily 
graceful than one might want, but are set up to sort the way the computer 
thinks.

Clasical music presents a special set of difficulties, among which are those 
related to its international nature.  When working through a castaloging 
sceme, it makes sense to be aware of these.

The fatal error in all cataloging I've seen including that used by libraries 
is to have grafted the simplest stuff with the more and most complex.  As 
slowing as it may be, the only truly successful system starts with the most 
difficult, a lesson the American Library Associan has yet to learn.

The idea of getting your CD data into a database from the net still requires 
careful placement of the title and performer components, a system to make 
sure the performer and/or performing group name is spelled the same way 
every time, and one that allow the performance to be uniquely identified 
regardless of the label on which it is issued.

You'll need a method for pops of separating songs using the same title but 
which are different compositions.

Good luck.  Some of us are more sceptical than others but it's in the best 
interest of those on this list to be rooting for you.

Steve Smolian


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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mass Digitization was... 'New' solution for stickey 
shed


> On 15 maj 2007, at 02.52, Tom Fine wrote:
>
>> Here's a thought. One of the largest collections of music metadata  is 
>> Gracenote and also cddb. And, like everything else out
>> there that is a non-paid "communal" effort, it's chock full to the  brim 
>> of errors and judgement calls that are sometimes right
>
> I concur with this. It is also a problem when you get several  "version", 
> some with spelling errors and the like.  This is one thing  I am trying to 
> develop out with my project. It won't be a CDDB/ Gracenote but hopefully 
> the information will be a)accurate and b)peer  reviewable/editable.  I am 
> just worried what happens when two experts  collide though.   Nothing to 
> "show" yet but hopefully in the not too  distant future when the developer 
> gets it into an alpha/data entry  stage.
>
> Rgds, Darren
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