Greenstone as a music digital library toolkit

Bainbridge, D., Cunningham, S. J., Downie, J. S. (2004) C. L. Buyoli and R. Loureiro (eds), Proc Fifth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR2004), Barcelona, Spain, 42-43. Audiovisual Institute Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

Greenstone is an open source digital library system that has developed and matured since its inception in 1995. Today it is used in over 60 countries, with a strong emphasis on humanitarian aid. The software is also used as a framework for research in other fields such as human computer interaction, text-mining, and ethnography. This article provides a summary of Greenstone’s uses to date with music documents. First we discuss incorporating musical formats into the Greenstone system; then we describe provision for searching and browsing in a music collection.