CfP 7th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM
Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2020
Full paper submission deadline: 7 August 2020
Conference: 16 October 2020


While Digital Libraries have long offered facilities to provide multimedia
content, the requirements of systems for library music are complex. The
many forms taken by musical data, the needs for connections between these,
and the importance of scholarly and historical contextual information all
require special care to support meaningful engagement with the materials.

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference presents a venue
specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems and
content in the domain of music and musicology. This includes Music Digital
Library systems, their application and use in musicology, technologies for
enhanced access and organisation of musics in Digital Libraries,
bibliographic and metadata for music, intersections with music Linked Data,
and the challenges of working with the multiple representations of music
across large-scale digital collections such as the Internet Archive and

This, the seventh DLfM conference follows previous workshops in The Hague,
Paris, New York, Shanghai, Knoxville and London. We are proud to be a
satellite event of the annual International Society for Music Information
Retrieval (ISMIR) conference for the fifth time, an association that
encourages reflection on the use of MIR methods and technologies within
Music Digital Library systems when applied to the pursuit of musicological

Proceedings of previous DLfM conferences can be found in the ACM Digital
Library: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dl.acm.org_icps-3FAllProceedings-3DDLfM&d=DwIFaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=PHu0YcldevQqIedM86l0iexbqE-AeZLl-lupNToNx6I&m=95ahwhq05h7mY0Kw0-JdnPFkffcrPV3RCG1tHZsHTio&s=xuwFCOQXNjgo568KWmLfIxS3CQzM5SM72xwgqM779E8&e= 

We invite:

* full papers (up to 8 pages)
* short and position papers (up to 4 pages)
* Transforming Musicology Challenge papers (up to 2 pages)

Transforming Musicology Challenge papers are more speculative position
papers to be presented in a panel or as a poster and will not be included
in the proceedings, although they will be published on the workshop
website. Full details are available at the workshop website.



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