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Digital Musicology: Mission Accomplished?

Inskip, C; (2015) Digital Musicology: Mission Accomplished? Presented at: 2015 IAML/IMS Congress: Music Research in the Digital Age, New York City. Green open access


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The theme of the 2015 IAML/IMS conference, Music Research in the Digital Age, has yielded an amazing response from the scholarly community. Not only was the number of submissions quite high, but a very large majority of these are emphatically \digital] in that they present new digital tools or resources, apply these in music research, study music in a digital environment, or present critical reflections on these developments. The result is an amazingly rich and diverse programme; seldom (if ever) before has such a large selection of 'digital musicology' papers been presented at a single scholarly event. No longer is the application of technology to music research a marginal activity of computer geeks: it has become part of mainstream musicology and other branches of music research. This conference presents also a unique opportunity to study digital musicology \in the wild.] Has it become what its advocates imagined it to be, or has it developed into something entirely different? And how does the present state of affairs reflect on the goals and activities of the IMS Study Group on Digital Musicology? Here are some questions that may be discussed in this session: ` Given the success of digital musicology, do we still need a study group to promote it? ` Is, in fact, digital musicology so successful? How do we measure its success? Have all the obstacles been removed or are there barriers, bottlenecks, or prices to pay? ` How sustainable are the results of digital musicology? Can they be generalised? Do we see an emerging digital infrastructure for musicology? ` What about the presumed transformative potential of digital musicology? Is the aim to redefine musicology or rather to enhance the daily work practices of music researchers? After short presentations by the speakers, there will be an opportunity for other attendants, nonͲmembers of the Study Group in particular, to make brief statements. Speakers: Frans Wiering (Chair, IMS Study Group on Digital Musicology) Tim Crawford (Professorial Research Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London) Charles Inskip (Lecturer, University College London) Audrey Laplante (École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l]information, Université de Montréal, Canada)

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Digital Musicology: Mission Accomplished?
Event: 2015 IAML/IMS Congress: Music Research in the Digital Age
Location: New York City
Dates: 21 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/IAML_IMS_201...
Language: English
Keywords: information literacy
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/1472113
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