Tag Archives: digitization

Optical Character Recognition for Music Notation

I am wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Optical Character Recognition for Music Notation (or OCM).  It sounds like a really neat idea and am interested to try it out although it seems to me that there is a fairly large cost barrier to doing this and also that it takes a lot of time.  I just read Andrew Bullen’s article “Bringing Sheet Music to Life” My Experiences with OMR” in Code4Lib Journal – Issue 3.  Prior to reading this article I had not heard about this technology.  I think it would be neat project to digitize some of the sheet music in the collection in our archives at the library where I work.  Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Changing Roles

As the title of my blog “from librarian to cybrarian” foreshadows, I am experiencing a change in my career.  When beginning this blog I never envisioned becoming a Librarian Archivist, but at the moment it feels like a dream come true.  I will be responsible for heading up a digitization project of 25,000 photographs in the archive at our library.  This will be a great challenge, and I am looking forward to it.

There will still be a number of library programs that I will be running until the end of June.  I hope to make the transfer of my role as smooth as possible for everybody at work.  I will definitely miss my role in adult programming but I am looking forward to this new role and the challenges and learning experiences that it will bring.

If any of you know of any articles or contacts on digitization projects of this nature I would appreciate if you would let me know.  In the meantime I will continue blogging about my projects!