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Arts Assets Data Base with Intense Meta-Data Referencing

Collection Date: December 20, 2008
Scholar #1 Info:

  • Name: Patrick Neher
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Collector Info (can be the same as "Scholar" above):

  • Name: Patrick Neher
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Notes on Methodology:

Collected via the Workshop III Needs Statement Activity



1. Was this story collected for a particular Bamboo working group?  If so, please include, as keywords, the appropriate group(s).

2. Suggested keywords: Does this story contain elements that could be mapped to these keywords?  If so, please indicate which ones and briefly describe the mapping.  Add any additional keywords in #3. (These are global keywords from this page keywords)

3. Please list additional keywords here:

4. Related Stories: Are there parts of the story that relate to other collected stories? Please provide title(s) and link to the story page. 


Many of us in the Arts would like to see a system by which we can search libraries, collections, and other arts-media assets deeply, referring to meta-data that is designed by a cross-disciplinary group of scholars. To be able to search a poetry reading by, not only the usual key words such as date of reading, who read it, who is the author, etc., but also by more "arts-oriented" keys like "rhythm, tempo, rhyme structure, length (time), emotional content, subject matter, key (music), inflection, prosody" etc. To be able to search music, lighting designs, dance compositions (labda notation?), visual arts, static arts (sculpture, paintings) in this way, and make use of these connections, would enhance performance, research, re-construction, arranging, composition, and teaching. In other words, there needs to be a system by which curators, artists, performers, composers, and all in the arts and humanities, can participate in allowing their unique collections to be connected via cross-media and cross-discipline data search and manipulations. I believe Bamboo could be the perfect consortium to develop the WAY to search these "obscure" types of meta-data within any participant collection, to develop the meta-data itself, and to create, what would be unique, sensible ACCESS to this data connection tool.

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