Traditions and Technologies: Music Information in a Changing World

Lynnsey K. Weissenberger, Ph.D. [Lecture presented at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, U.S.A. on April 18, 2017; Sponsored by the Department of Music] Introduction In this talk, I’d like to explore the ever-changing world of music information technologies and their challenges in documenting, describing, and transmitting global…

Marie Curie Fellow with Irish Traditional Music Archive

I have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship for two years of postdoctoral research with the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Ireland. Our research project, LITMUS (Linked Irish Traditional Music), will focus on the development of the first linked data ontology specifically…

Visit to Middlebury College

I will be headed to Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, from April 18-19, 2017. I will deliver a public lecture titled Traditions and Technologies: Music Information In a Changing World; give a workshop to world music cultures students on improvisation, intuition, knowledge, and creativity using Irish sean-nós…

ALISE Doctoral Poster Competition – 2nd Place

My doctoral dissertation poster, “Investigating Music Information Objects,” recently won 2nd place in the ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition at the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) annual conference in January 2017. Read the news story here: iSchool Women Recognized at ALISE…

The Ethical Dilemma of Academic Examples

How does a traditional musician and academic write about secrecy in traditional music without disclosing those secrets? Writing about secrecy and knowledge sharing found in master-apprentice relationships is a challenge. In academic writing, we must provide illustrations and examples to bolster our explanations and arguments. How…