Metadata Bibliography

List of resources related to music metadata, including how to select a metadata schema, as well as information on how to start a digital collection.
Submit your suggestions to James Soe Nyun, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee.


Compiled by Deborah Morris and Kimmy Szeto

Discussion Groups

Organizations that provide guidelines for music and audio metadata


Music Discovery Resources


Alvarez, M. (2009). Metadata in the music file world. Pacific Northwest Library Association Quarterly, 73(3), 7-12.

Damm, D., Fremerey, C., Thomas, V., Clausen, M., Kurth, F., & Müller, Meinard. (2012). A digital library framework for heterogeneous music collections: From document acquisition to cross-modal interaction.International Journal on Digital Libraries, 12(2/3), 53-71.

Madalli, Devika P., B. Preedip Balaji, and Amit Kumar Sarangi. "Faceted Ontological Representation for a Music Domain." Knowledge Organization 42, no. 1 (February 2015): 8-24. Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 5, 2016).

McCourt, T. (2005). Collecting music in the digital realm. Popular Music and Society, 28(2), 249-252.

Papadakis, J, & Douligeris. (2001). Design and architecture of a digital music library on the Web. New Review of Hypermedia & Multimedia, 7, 115-126.

Riley, J, & Dalmau, M. (2007). Developing a flexible metadata model for the description and discovery of sheet music. Electronic Library, 25(2), 132-147.

Riley, J, & Dalmau, M. (2007). The IN Harmony project: Developing a flexible metadata model for the description and discovery of sheet music. The Electronic Library, 25(2), 132-147.

Olson, D. (2009). Metadata: A primer for indexers. Key Words, 17(1), 18-20.

Park, J., Tosaka, Y., Maszaros, S., & Lu, C. (2010). From metadata creation to metadata quality control: Continuing education needs among cataloging and metadata professionals. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(3), 158-176.

Park, J., & Tosaka, Y. (2010). Metadata creation practices in digital repositories and collections: Schemata, selection criteria, and interoperability. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(3), 104-116.

Metadata Standards Issuing Bodies