Contributor Newsletter 9

LED conference call for papers
As you know, the LED conference ‘Listening to music: people, practices and experiences, takes place at the RCM in October. You can read more about the conference and the Call for Papers on our website: . We've had a number of proposals for papers, but the deadline is now approaching fast! So if you would like to submit a proposal, please ensure that it reaches us before midnight on 12 April by emailing it to:


Report: THATCamp British Library Labs

The British Library Labs team organised a THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, on Friday 13 February 2015, hosted in the British Library’s Conference Centre, London.

The day benefited from the excellent organisation, easily accessible location, with good facilities and lovely food, that the British Library team always provide and which makes everything else with the day go so well.

Contributor Newsletter 8

Technical update
This evening, the LED development team will be applying updates to various aspects of the site. These include changes to how the search results are displayed and the titles given to each listening experience. Minor cosmetic changes are being made to the homepage (such as the font size and layout). Whilst further work is anticipated once we’ve consulted with KMi’s web designer, the main change that you will see is how an individual record is displayed for each listening experience. We are also introducing support for the linked data set, MusicBrainz. This should increase the usability and ease of inputting music-related details into the music sub-form.


Music MA study day at the Royal College of Music, London

Thanks to the OU MA students who attended the study day – it was great to meet you. For those of you who don’t know what this was all about, the OU’s Music MA, which was new in 2014, features LED as a case study. To coincide with the point where the students begin to look at this case study, we held an event for them at the RCM on Friday 23 January.

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Our apologies for the rather lengthy gap since the last newsletter – which we can only put down to the distraction of preparing for the symposium on 20 November.

Symposium 2014

The symposium was very successful - it was great to see those of you who were able to come along, and for those who couldn’t, all the sessions were recorded, and Simon is currently editing the videos. The size of the files means that this is quite a time-consuming job, so please bear with us – they are destined for the website, and we’ll let you known as soon as they’re available.


From the Band of Musick to the Concert Party: Musical Entertainment in the British Army, c. 1780–1918.

Helen Barlow gave a paper at the Research Center for Music Iconography conference ‘Sounds of War and Victories’ at City University New York on 11 November. Entitled ‘From the band of musick to the concert party, c. 1780-1918: the changing role of musical entertainment in the British army’, the paper will be published in the 2016 edition of the journal Music in Art.


LED: curated and crowdsourced Linked Data on Music Listening Experiences

On 21 October 2014, Alessandro Adamou gave a LED demo at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy. This has been published in the conference proceedings at as A. Adamou, M. D’Aquin, H. Barlow, S. Brown, (2014), ‘LED: curated and crowdsourced Linked Data on Music Listening Experiences’.


Contributor Newsletter 6

Technical update

If you’ve been into the website in the last couple of days, you’ll have noticed that it’s had a make-over. Or rather, it’s in the process of having a makeover. The homepage is largely done – there are just one or two tweaks which Alessandro will make when he’s back from giving his LED demo at the International Semantic Web Conference.



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