AES New York 2011
Workshop W3

Thursday, October 20, 2:30 pm — 4:00 pm (Room: 1E10)

W3 - Got Metadata? Historical, Cultural, and Future Issues of Information Association for Archiving Audio Materials

Thomas Ross Miller, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Holger Grossmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT - Ilmenau, Germany
Chris Lacinak, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions - New York, NY, USA

Metadata is an integral component of preservation and an essential part of the audio object. Sound recordings without associated metadata are incomplete and might not be properly interpreted, understood, or managed. Meaningful access depends on effective linkage to information stored as metadata. This workshop explores the past, present, and future of metadata standards in archives and preservation. Tom Miller discusses methods and problems involved with studying and digitizing ethnographic wax cylinders and other cultural resources trapped in archaic media. Chris Lacinak analyzes recent studies and advancements focusing on embedded metadata, or metadata stored in the file itself. Holger Grossman offers new ways of globally linking cross-cultural digital music catalogues for purposes of licensing, sales, and ethnomusicological research. The presentations touch on conceptual issues as well as technical approaches to extracting and associating descriptions such as: delineating segment borders, categorizing annotations from a diverse array of sources, the use of personalized tags, and the evolution of music similarity rankings. We will consider the possibilities for capturing and interrelating different semantics of cognitive music perception, sociomusical effects produced by the algorithmic analysis of style, hybrid techiques combining personal classifications with automated systems, and the future of standardization.

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