LITMUS Update: September 2017

LW_Presenting_ISKO_UK2017Lynnsey Weissenberger gave presentations about LITMUS during two international conferences this month. Both presentations focused on the challenges of constructing the linked data ontology for Irish traditional music and dance, both because of special considerations with the music and due to a lack of complete available resources for description.

The first presentation, titled Stories, Songs, Steps, and Tunes: A Linked Data Ontology for Irish Traditional Music and Dance was presented at the International Society for Knowledge Organization, UK chapter biennial conference in London on the 11th of September.

Next, Lynnsey presented on Constructing a Linked Data Ontology for Irish Traditional Music: Challenges and Opportunities at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives conference in Berlin, Germany on the 18th of September.

Finally, in cooperation with Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin, Lynnsey and other Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellows in Ireland gave a brief presentation on their research for European Researchers’ Night 2017: Probe at TCD. The event, titled “Café Curie” took place on the campus of Trinity College Dublin on the evening of the 29th of September.

For her “Café Curie” presentation, Lynnsey explained the importance of musical and personal relationships in Irish traditional music, playing an example of these relationships on the fiddle, and describing how LITMUS will make these connections come to light.