Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: Continuation of The Reilly Digital Catalogue of Mahler's Musical Manuscripts

A Baker-Nord Cosponsored Event

Stephen Hefling, Stephen Toombs

Time:12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:Clark Hall, Room 206 - 11130 Bellflower Road
Registration:Registration is Closed.

The Mahler Manuscript Catalog represents a model of the Freedman Fellowship in which the subject expertise of a faculty member is combined with the experience of a research services librarian and the skills of library IT staff to create digital scholarship.

Stephen Hefling will present an overview of his working methods illustrated with examples that are fully described in The Reilly Catalogue. In addition he'll offer a hint of future possibilities through a short electronic visit to the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna.

Stephen Toombs will describe how the library staff assisted Dr. Hefling in translating Edward R. Reilly's catalogue raisonne of the music manuscripts of Gustav Mahler into an Oracle database which will become the foundation of a searchable online catalog. This work included envisioning possible user search patterns, defining data points and what their definitions imply for storage of data within the Oracle database, authority control for data points, and inputting protocols.

About the speakers

Stephen Hefling

Stephen E. Hefling is today widely regarded as America's leading specialist on the composer Gustav Mahler. Currently Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University, he has also taught at Stanford and Yale Universities as well as Oberlin College Conservatory. He was recently elected Co-director of the Mahler Neue Kritische Gesamtausgabe (New Complete Critical Edition), and serves on the board of the Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft in Vienna. Professor Hefling has published extensively on Mahler and has been awarded several grants for his research. As a Freedman Fellow he is completing The Reilly Source Catalogue of Mahler's Musical Manuscripts; when completed, this database will become part of Digital Case.

Stephen Toombs

Stephen Toombs is the Research Services Librarianfor the Performing Arts and Classics. His background includes degrees in music and musicology (Washington University, St. Louis), performance (lute) (The Royal Conservatory, The Hague), and librarianship (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana). He directs the CWRU Kulas Music Library and is active as a performer on lute, with a particular interest in 17th century music.

Cosponsored with:

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Kelvin Smith Library

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