Session/Séance 6a: CAML

Session/Séance 6a: CAML. Friday/vendredi 26 May 2017. 3:30 – 4:30 pm, EJB 130.
     Chair: DAVID MONTGOMERY (York University)


1. EMI Music Canada Archives: Challenges and Opportunities
     Regina Landwehr, University of Calgary

In 2014, the University of Calgary received the massive and complete EMI Music Canada fonds, dating from the 1950s to 2012. It contains audio and video recordings from studio sessions to final mixes for distribution, album cover artwork, music awards, artist photographs, and administrative records from its core departments. EMI Music Canada and its incorporated label Capitol Records had a significant impact on Canadian popular music culture in the second half of the twentieth century, developing acts in a range of genres, including Tom Cochrane, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Anne Murray, Glass Tiger, Kim Mitchell, Helix, the Rankin Family, Susan Aglukark, The Tea Party, and Nickelback. The presentation will provide an overview of its contents, and address challenges and opportunities in terms of copyright, ongoing business use, privacy protection, copyright issues and preservation efforts involving the magnetic media, as well as outreach activities with community partners.


2. Wikidata, Music and Community: Leveraging Local Music Festival Data
     Stacy Allison-Cassin, York University and Dan Scott, Laurentian University

Wikidata is a sister project to Wikipedia that provides a knowledge base and the rough equivalent of authority control for assertions about entities in Wikipedia. Beyond this, Wikidata creates powerful structured data which can reveal relationships in research tools such as Google searches, and can enhance library bibliographic data with rich contextual information. This talk will take data from two Ontario festivals, as well as examples from other GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) initiatives, to demonstrate the ways Wikidata can be used to leverage existing data that we in libraries create to expand access to information related to local music communities.

followed by: CAML Cataloguing Committee (4:30 – 5:30 pm)



Friday Schedule | Programme - vendredi
(Session 6 | Séance 6)

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