Digital Archive for Scores and Music
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This thesis establish the requirements for a searchable, on-line archive for music in the form of audio, video and sheet music, and looks at possible ways to design such a system. The thesis describes and compare existing systems to assess possibilities for reuse. Special attention is given to issues regarding the digital representation of sheet music. From interviews and evaluation of existing systems requirements for a digital music archive are derived. Furthermore, possible architectures are described. An access management model is developed that support many different use areas. These areas include a public database of music open for public contribution and use, a web-shop function where items in the archive can be charged for, publishing of music and science reports with audio samples, and smallscale collaboration on producing collective documents. All these applications plus other should be possible using the model. Institutions, organizations or private persons may use this thesis as a design for their digital music archive.