Professional musicians were surveyed to determine how personal, amateur recordings of performances are shared with students and colleagues. Sharing files on social media is common, with Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo used most frequently. Although these are popular social media platforms, they do not have enhanced format support and robust metadata. Additionally, licensing terms for each platform differ, and may be not in the best interest of the musician. Although recordings are not traditionally considered data, data curation principles can be applied to these types of files, and the library is positioned to become an active participant in this process.
Taylor and Francis
Music Reference Services Quarterly
Performing arts, data curation, research methods
Jackson, Amy S., Jonathan Wheeler, and Todd Quinn. “Data Curation and the Arts: How Do Musicians Curate Their Data?” Music Reference Services Quarterly 19, no. 3–4 (2016): 191–207. doi:10.1080/10588167.2016.1250582.