Music Library Association 86th Annual Meeting
22-26 February 2017 in Orlando, FL
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MLA Pre-Conference

The Beat Goes On-athon: Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF

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 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
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.

Event Details

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

$70 for MLA/MOUG members
$80 for non-members

Minimum no. of registrants
50 people