By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Information Technology. According to news originating from Kent, Ohio, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "As a part of a research project aiming to connect library data to the unfamiliar data sets available in the Linked Data (LD) community's CKAN Data Hub (thedatahub.org), this project collected, analyzed, and mapped properties used in describing and accessing music recordings, scores, and music-related information used by selected music LD data sets, library catalogs, and various digital collections created by libraries and other cultural institutions. This article reviews current efforts to connect music data through the Semantic Web, with an emphasis on the Music Ontology (MO) and ontology alignment approaches; it also presents a framework for understanding the life cycle of a musical work, focusing on the central activities of composition, performance, and use."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Kent State University, "The project studied metadata structures and properties of 11 music-related LD data sets and mapped them to the descriptions commonly used in the library cataloging records for sound recordings and musical scores (including MARC records and their extended schema.org markup), and records from 20 collections of digitized music recordings and scores (featuring a variety of metadata structures). The analysis resulted in a set of crosswalks and a unified crosswalk that aligns these properties."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The paper reports on detailed methodologies used and discusses research findings and issues."
For more information on this research see: Exploring methods to improve access to Music resources by aligning library Data with Linked Data: A report of methodologies and preliminary findings. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(10):2078-2099. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K.F. Gracy, Kent State University, Sch Lib & Informat Sci, Kent, OH 44242, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.L. Zeng and L. Skirvin.
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