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In their own words: using text analysis to identify musicologists' attitudes towards technology

Inskip, C; Wiering, F; (2015) In their own words: using text analysis to identify musicologists' attitudes towards technology. Presented at: 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Malaga, Spain. Green open access

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Abstract

A widely distributed online survey gathered quantitative and qualitative data relating to the use of technology in the research practices of musicologists. This survey builds on existing work in the digital humanities and provides insights into the specific nature of musicology in relation to use and perceptions of technology. Analysis of the data (n=621) notes the preferences in resource format and the digital skills of the survey participants. The themes of comments on rewards, benefits, frustrations, risks, and limitations are explored using an h-point approach derived from applied linguistics. It is suggested that the research practices of musicologists reflect wider existing research into the digital humanities, and that efforts should be made into supporting development of their digital skills and providing usable, useful and reliable software created with a ‘musicology-centred’ design approach. This software should support online access to high quality digital resources (image, text, sound) which are comprehensive and discoverable, and can be shared, reused and manipulated at a micro- and macro level.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: In their own words: using text analysis to identify musicologists' attitudes towards technology
Event: 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
Location: Malaga, Spain
Dates: 26 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://ismir2015.uma.es/index.html
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Software adoption, Information behaviour, Text analysis, Musicology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470590
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