Re: A New CEC Project? Archiving and access

Subject: Re: A New CEC Project? Archiving and access
From: David Mooney/Maxine Heller (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 07:53:46 EDT

I'd agree that some sort of systematized indexing system is a must.
Take the Freesound sight as an example. Contributors make up their
own keywords and it is thus impossible to do an intelligent search of
the database with any likelihood of finding a complete set of similar
sounds. At minimum, some person or small group should be assigning
keywords--not the contributor. In this way over time a thesaurus of
terms could be developed (or adopted from some other project) and
sounds would be indexed consistently.

There are many schemes out there for tagging elements and making them
searchable. Dublin Core Metadata is a good system for cataloging
items consistently on a web site. Here's a document that describes
such as a project:

Of course, this approach requires a considerably amount of time to
set up and maintain.

At 10:36 AM 10/16/2005, you wrote:

>On 15-Oct-05, at 11:56 PM, Kevin Austin wrote:
>>Such a project would face the same issues that all archiving has
>>to, namely, how to sort and catalog so that things can be found.
>Keywords might be sufficient.

David Mooney:
Maxine Heller:
Opaque Melodies:

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