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Call for papers: International Journal of New Music Research

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:15

Open call for a special issue on "Digital Philology for Multimedia Cultural Heritage" to appear on the International Journal of New Music Research (deadline October 2017).

The volume will be divided in two sections:

  • Section 1 – Theoretical papers presenting the open problems related to “digital philology” (authenticity, accuracy, reliability and trustworthiness of digital objects), focusing on the preservation and restoration of musical and multimedia works.
  • Section 2 – Reports, experiences, contributions, and reflections from the main sound archives that currently are engaged in preservation projects or have considered the issue of digital philology.

As the subject is cross-disciplinary par excellence, the papers may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. We encourage submissions examining all areas of active and passive preservation and restoration of audio/multimedia documents, in particular:

  • Digital philology: new concepts, methods and tools;
  • Preservation of audio documents: principles, guidelines, approaches, reflections;
  • Preservation of multimedia documents: challenges and possibilities;
  • Preservation of interactive (art)works;
  • Audio signal restoration;
  • Digital representation of human-machine interaction;
  • Computational paradigms for audio archives;
  • Music information retrieval;
  • Metadata in audio/multimedia archives;
  • Copyright and privacy issues in preservation and distribution;
  • Studio reports from the main audio/multimedia archives involved in original preservation projects.

Important dates:
- Paper submission: 1 October 2017
- Author notification: January 2018
- Final copy: May 2018
- Publication: September 2018

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