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The Library of Congress Music Division also has a number of finding  
aids that might be helpful. The EAD-source files are available.


On Apr 25, 2011, at 4:53 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote:

> What metadata are you planning to record?  You can use Music  
> Encoding Initiative (http://music-encoding.org/) to record the music  
> notation in addition to metadata about the work itself.  The  
> University of Virginia Library is undertaking a project to describe  
> a sizeable collection of 18th century European printed music in EAD  
> (not unlike a manuscript collection).  MEI may be applied to encode  
> music notation for these works in the future.
>
> Ethan Gruber
> American Numismatic Society
>
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Nick Sincaglia <[log in to unmask] 
> > wrote:
> I am involved in a project in which we are struggling with the  
> complexities
> and idiosyncrasies of metadata involving classical music. I was  
> wondering if
> the members of this group could suggest any metadata standardization  
> efforts
> which address many of these challenges. We do not want to try and re- 
> invent
> things that may already exist and I am very interested in leveraging  
> work
> that has been done by people with more expertise in this field than  
> I or any
> of my colleagues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nick
>