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ACIG Annual 2014 - Christy Crowl, report on ProMusicDB project

Presentation and presentation notes by Christy Crowl at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Christy Crowl (Founder/Project Director, ProMusicDB), presented recent developments regarding the ProMusicDB.org project, the ProMusicDB ID and its intent to assist librarians in correctly identifying music performers, and have available the first draft of the ProMusicDB.org white paper. An introduction to ProMusicDB was published by Kimmy Szeto  in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of E-Resources Librarianship entitled: "Introducing ProMusicDB: A Professional Music Credits Management System”. Christy showed a demo of the project, why it is needed, showed an example of the credits and metadata of Quincy Jones, and how to create the ProMusicDB ID for a performer and event. Christy would welcome feedback on the ID and the project at christy@promusicdb.org.

More information and a demo of the database is available at www.promusicdb.org.