Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS

The lead partner of the project – the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center  (PSNC) – is a public institution in accordance with provisions of the  act from August 27, 2000 about public finances (Dz. U. Nr 157, poz. 1240, z późn.zm.). PSNC is an internationally known node of the European Research Area in the field of IT infrastructure of science and an important R&D center in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).

PSNC develops dLibra system (DInGo package) which supports digitalization and providing access to resources of ISPs in Poland, since 2002. In 2007  Digital Libraries Federation Portal (FBC) which aggregates metadata from online resources of the public sector institutions across the country was launched.

Institute of Art PAS

The second partner is the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IAPAS). It is the largest research institution in Poland dedicated to collecting and processing information on Polish music, theater, film, audiovisual arts, visual arts and architecture. The institute is a national leader in research on Polish art. The research activities of the Institute include numerous collective projects, e.g. Catalogue of Art Monuments in Poland, Dictionary of Polish Artists, Biographical Dictionary of Polish Theatre, Catalogue of Musical Sources, Polish Folk Song and Music. These works together with collections maintained by the Institute and the Library, constitute key research resources for the entireresearch community in the area of the history of Polish art and artistic culture.

The Institutemaintains valuable, successively digitized repositories of scientific documentation in the field of musicology, art history and theater studies (sound recordings, photographs, measurement drawings, theater posters, written documents). IAPAS owns the oldest and the biggest collection of documentary recordings of the Polish traditional music in Poland and in the world (The Phonographic Collection of IAPAS). The collection consists of about 150 000 recordings of authentic performances of songs and instrumental melodies including recordings of national minorities. The collection includes sound and audiovisual documents with accompanying documentation, the so-called “unrecorded materials”. Work on the digitization of the collection began in 2004 and is continued as part of the multi-phase project “Polish traditional music – phonographic heritage. Current state, preservation, access”.

PSNC and IAPAS Cooperation

PSNC and IAPAS collaboration started in 2018 with the establishment of the Music Information Retrieval Working Group (MIR-WG) within the DARIAH.PL consortium. The group’s objective is to develop tools and applications of Music Information Retrieval  technology in broadly understood interdisciplinary research in musicology, especially ethnomusicology (a sub-discipline dealing with so-called traditional music). The group’s activities focus on implementing a digital platform equipped with modern tools for collecting, processing and retrieving musical information, in particular with regard to the digital resources of Polish folk music.

One of the FBC TeNe project’s objectives is to implement mechanisms for acquiring and searching music content in symbolic formats (sheet music) for MIRELA – a content repository based on dLibra system integrated with music data processing modules. MIRELA was launched in 2019 by MIR WG. Currently MIRELA contains samples of folk music and metadata from the archives of the IAPAS Phonographic Collections. In the course of the project these resources will be expanded by a collection of folk music objects provided by IAPAS. They will be available in MIRELA and the FBC aggregator.

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Projekt dofinansowany z Funduszy Europejskich w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa na lata 2014-2020 (projekt nr POPC.02.04.00-00-0012/20-00)

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