VALA2004 Session 1 Ayres

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MusicAustralia: Building on National Infrastructure

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:55 – 12:30

Marie-Louise Ayres

Project Manager, MusicAustralia, National Library of Australia

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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MusicAustralia is a portal for anyone interested in Australian music. A joint development of the National Library of Australia and ScreenSound Australia, National Screen and Sound Archive, it provides users with access to a federated resource discovery service for Australian music in notated and audio representations and in digital and non-digital formats, and a directory service providing information on people, organisations and services associated with Australian music. This paper outlines the reasons for placing the National Bibliographic Database at the heart of MusicAustralia federation activity and the infrastructure elements and business processes developed to support this architecture.