The HathiTrust corpus: A Digital Library for musicology research?

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Abstract

The HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) consists of digitized print materials contributed from the collections of some of the foremost research libraries of the world. The HTDL contains over 11 million volumes comprising approximately 3.9 billion pages. In this paper, we describe an exploratory bibliometric study to examine and characterize music-related content in the HTDL. Our study provides an overview of the music-related content in the HTDL as seen through the lenses of format, genre, language, and chronology. We seek to determine in what ways, if any, the materials in HTDL could be considered to form a unique music digital library for use by musicology scholars and students. We also suggest ways in which the music-related content of the HTDL holdings could be made more useful to users with musicological needs and interests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - DLfM 2014
Subtitle of host publication1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, co-located with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2014 and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330022
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2014
Event1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 12 2014 → …

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume12-September-2014

Other

Other1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/12/14 → …

Keywords

  • HathiTrust
  • Informetrics
  • Music digital libraries
  • Musicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Downie, J. S., Dougan, K., Bhattacharyya, S., & Fallaw, C. (2014). The HathiTrust corpus: A Digital Library for musicology research? In Proceedings - DLfM 2014: 1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, co-located with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2014 and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2014 [19] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 12-September-2014). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2660168.2660173