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Bainbridge, D., Inglis, S. (1998) Proc Data Compression Conference,edited by J.A. Storer and M. Cohn, Snowbird, Utah, pp 209-218. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA.

In this paper we describe the steps taken to develop a Web-based version of an existing stand-alone, single-user digital library application for melodical searching of a collection of music. For the three key components: input, searching, and output, we assess the suitability of various Web-based strategies that deal with the now distributed software architecture and explain the decisions we made. The resulting melody indexing service, known as MELDEX, has been in operation for one year, and the feed-back we have received has been favourable.