During this workshop, which is an expansion of the Bernstein-based “Lenny-athon” held at MLA 2016, participants will use RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats: see http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf/doku.php) to create entity records representing works, expressions, manifestations, persons, corporate bodies, etc. that are associated with a specific composer or musical artist, such as their compositions, performances, lectures, collaborators, and even books about them. The end result will be an “r-ball” of linked data, similar to the output of the 2016 Lenny-athon (see http://rballs.info/topics/p/lenny/lennycur.html).
Participants will be able to choose from among a small selection of composers and musicians encompassing various styles of music such as contemporary classical music, popular music, and jazz. Participants will have the opportunity to explore questions around the rules of composers and performers and the nature of aggregates or compilations. Multiple content types and formats will be included such as scores, audio recordings, and video recordings.