Descriptive Metadata for
Audio-Oriented Digital Collections

Audio-Oriented Digital Collections

The following collections were included in this study. See selection criteria.

Archival Sound Recordings [ASR]
British Library

Spoken Word Services [SWS]
Glasgow Caledonian University

CHARM (AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) [CHARM]
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Royal Holloway University of London
King's College London
University of Sheffield

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings [VG]
Library and Archives Canada

National Film & Sound Archive, Australia [NFSA]

Dismarc (Discovering Music Archives) [Dismarc]
Europeana Digital Library (music component)

DEKKMMA (Digitalisatie van het Etnomusicologisch Klankarchief van het Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika / Digitization of the Ethnomusicological Sound Archive of the Royal Museum for Central Africa) [DEKKMMA]
Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Ghent University

Milman Parry Collection [MPC]
Harvard University

Digital Library of Appalachia [DLA]
Appalachian College Association Central Library

The James Koetting Ghana Field Recording Collection [JKC]
Brown University

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project [CPDP]
University of California, Santa Barbara

Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog [TMSWC]
American Folklife Centre

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection [HRC]
Library of Congress, American Memory

Xeno-Canto America: Bird sounds from the Americas [XCA]
Xeno-Canto Foundation
Naturalis: National Museum of Natural History (Holland)

The Freesound Project [FSP]
Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona)

ILAM (International Library of African Music) Digital Sound Archive [ILAM]
International Library of African Music
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Vincent Voice Library (G. Robert Vincent Voice Library) [VVL]
Michigan State University Libraries

SemArch (Semitisches Tonarchiv) [SemArch]
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg,Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients Semitistik


This website was created by John Huck in March, 2010
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta