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Democratising Digitisation: Making History with Community Music Societies in Digitally Enabled Collaborations

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  • Rachel Elizabeth Cowgill
  • Alan Dix
  • Christina Bashford
  • J. Stephen Downie
  • Michael Twidale
  • Maureen Reagan
  • Rupert Ridgwell
  • Simon McVeigh



Conference7th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology
Abbreviated titleDLfM
Conference date(s)16/10/2016/10/20
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Publication details

DatePublished - 16 Oct 2020
Number of pages2
Original languageEnglish


In post-COVID times we are focusing quite rightly on the plight of our major cultural institutions; but just as important are the local societies that enrich our community life, including amateur music societies, devastated by stringent social-distancing requirements and the health and safety implications of live performance in small spaces. We propose a vision of digitally enabled collaboration that may help these societies rebuild their sense of community and purpose, by working together with academics, archives, and a major US arts centre to reconnect with their past and enrich understanding of their own histories and traditions within a broader national context.

    Research areas

  • musicology, performance history, digital archives, digital humanities, ephemera, concerts, Linked Data, open data

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