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FW: [MEI-L] Save the date: MEI Workshop, October 2nd-4th, 2017; Charlottesville

Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h)


With apologies for cross-posting –


Those of you with an interest in music encoding and its uses (digital/print/facsimile editions, metadata/work lists/thematic catalogs, searching/analysis of music notation, etc.) are invited to join us in Charlottesville, Virginia in October.  See the text below for registration information.





Perry Roland

Metadata Librarian for Research and Scholarship
University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400874

Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-982-2702 (w)
pdr4h (at) virginia (dot) edu




From: mei-l [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kristina Richts
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:26 AM
To: Music Encoding Initiative <[hidden email]>
Subject: [MEI-L] Save the date: MEI Workshop, October 2nd-4th, 2017; Charlottesville


Dear all, 

A free, three-day, hands-on MEI workshop will be offered Monday, October 2nd through Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, Virginia. Led by members of the Music Encoding Initiative Board and Technical Team, the workshop will consist of two parallel tracks – “Introduction to MEI” and “Advanced MEI”.


–  "Introduction to MEI" – In this track, those new to MEI will learn how to use the Music Encoding Initiative for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital collections. Major topics include –

o basic XML;
o MEI history and design principles;
o tools for creating and editing MEI data and metadata;
o MEI-based workflows; and

o Verovio (www.verovio.org).

Each day will include lectures, hands-on encoding practice, and opportunities to address participant specific issues. Attendees are encouraged to bring example material they would like to encode. No previous experience with MEI or XML is required for this track, but an understanding of music notation and other markup schemes, such as TEI and HTML, will be helpful.

 “Advanced MEI” – The intended audience for this track is software developers interested in creating software for authoring, editing, converting, querying, and rendering encoded music data. Topics to be covered include –

o the MEI specification and customizations;
o conversion between MEI and other formats;
o validation of MEI instances; and
o MEI-specific libraries, such as lib-mei and Verovio.

Proficiency in one or more programming languages as well as significant experience with music notation and XML development are required for participation in the advanced track.

Due to the generous support of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, there is no cost for attending the workshop. However, each participant must bear his/her own travel, housing, and food costs. Light refreshments will be provided. 

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/spXfAkzI7Qe1XaKx1 (for the introductory track) or https://goo.gl/forms/xaM0P4Ge5zOKrWKA2 (for the advanced track) before September 1, 2017. The number of participants is limited, so register early! 

Please address questions to [hidden email].

Additional information about MEI can be found at http://music-encoding.org/.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Best wishes,


on behalf of the workshop organizers



Kristina Richts, M.A., MA LIS


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

DFG-Projekt „Detmolder Hoftheater (1825-1875)“


Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn

Forum Wissenschaft | Bibliothek | Musik

Hornsche Straße 39, Raum 2.12

32756 Detmold, Germany


Tel.: +49 5231 975 665

E-Mail: [hidden email]


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