Descriptive Metadata for
Audio-Oriented Digital Collections


Data Tables 1-3

Table 1: Collection Hosts
Table 2: Content Types
Table 3: Collection Features

Table 1: Collection Hosts

Collection Name University Library University Department National Library or Archive Museum or Archive Consortium
Archival Sound Recordings [ASR]     x    
Spoken Word Services [SWS] x        
CHARM [CHARM] x       x
Virtual Gramophone [VG]     x    
National. Film & Sound Archive, Australia [NFSA]     x    
Dismarc [Dismarc]         x
DEKKMMA [DEKKMMA]   x   x  
Milman Parry Collection [MPC] x        
Digital Library of Appalachia [DLA] x       x
James Koetting Ghana Field Recording Collection [JKC] x        
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project [CPDP] x        
Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog [TMSWC]       x  
The Henry Reed Collection [HRC]       x  
Xeno-Canto America [XCA]   x   x  
Freesound Project [FSP]   x      
ILAM Digital Sound Archive [ILAM]   x      
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library [VVL] x        
SemArch [SemArch]   x      
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Table 2: Content Types

Collection Name Music Spoken Word Scientific 78s & Cylinders Field Recordings Broadcast User Submitted
Archival Sound Recordings [ASR] x x x x x x  
Spoken Word Services [SWS]   x     x x  
CHARM [CHARM] x     x      
Virtual Gramophone [VG] x     x      
Nat. Film & Sound Archive, Australia [NFSA] x x   x x x  
Dismarc [Dismarc] x x   x x x  
DEKKMMA [DEKKMMA] x       x    
Milman Parry Collection [MPC]   x     x    
Digital Library of Appalachia [DLA] x x     x x  
James Koetting Ghana Field Recording Collection [JKC] x       x    
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project [CPDP] x x   x      
Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog [TMSWC] x x     x    
Henry Reed Collection [HRC] x       x    
Xeno-Canto America [XCA]     x   x   x
Freesound Project [FSP] x x x   x   x
ILAM Digital Sound Archive [ILAM] x     x x x  
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library [VVL]   x     x x  
SemArch [SemArch]   x x   x   x
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Table 3: Collection Features

Collection Name Contains Sound Only Contains Sound & Other Media Maps User Feedback & Tagging Schemas & Standards Controlled Vocabulary
Archival Sound Recordings [ASR] x   x Tags, Favourites, Comments, Recommender METS, DC compliant  
Spoken Word Services [SWS]   x   Linking, Citation   LCSH, BBC Keywords
CHARM [CHARM] x       METS  
Virtual Gramophone [VG]   x     AACR2, custom descriptive manual LCSH
Nat. Film & Sound Archive, Australia [NFSA]   x   Favourites    
Dismarc [Dismarc]   x   Favourites DC-Lib profile LCSH, custom vocabulary
DEKKMMA [DEKKMMA]   x x      
Milman Parry Collection [MPC]   x   Favourites TED database, XML schema  
Digital Library of Appalachia [DLA]   x   Favourites DC  
James Koetting Ghana Field Recording Collection [JKC]   x     Filemaker Database  
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project [CPDP] x     RSS, Facebook Fans AACR2, MARC LCSH
Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog [TMSWC] x       MODS  
The Henry Reed Collection [HRC]   x       American Memory Genre Terms
Xeno-Canto America [XCA] x   x React [Comments]    
Freesound Project [FSP] x   x Recommender, Tagging, Description, Comments    
ILAM Digital Sound Archive [ILAM] x       DC?  
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library [VVL] x       EAD  
SemArch [SemArch] x   x      
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This website was created by John Huck in March, 2010
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta