Leonard Vertighel wrote: imslp wrote:
Hmm... if the page is about contribution, then "Contributor's Portal" may be a good idea
Ah, so both my guesses were wrong, you don't use the plural in this case. Probably much of what I write in English sounds awkward... feel free to fix whatever weird wordings I produce.
Actually... I didn't notice that at all haha. Speaking of which, I'm undecided between "Contributor's Portal" and "Contributor Portal"... the "'s" just seems weird to me for some reason... anyone else care to weigh in on this?
We can then set up a "User's Portal" or something... I've started a "Welcome Page" a long time ago but never got around to finishing it, but maybe something similar can be put for users (it currently also sounds way too much like a commercial): http://imslp.org/wiki/Welcome_Page
The idea is to list ways in which IMSLP can be useful to different people (I'm here mainly thinking of universities and professors, since the use of IMSLP to other people is more obvious); I think it would be great for IMSLP if some university library would collaborate with IMSLP, but for that sake we must first attract them and show them how useful IMSLP can be
Well I've mentioned myself the idea of a User's Portal before (though maybe I called it something different)... We can start a draft and see how it turns out (maybe also start a new forum thread). Not sure what else you could write in the Welcome Page though...
What kind of collaboration are you thinking of with the university libraries?
Well, I actually was writing about this to one librarian... one of my (grand? or overly grand?
) ideas is that IMSLP may become a sort of a hub for university score libraries. See, there are many relatively small music libraries around the world, and even though they are small, if a few of them will share scans of scores with everyone else, it'd both be a good thing for them (now they have access to the scores of other music libraries around the world), and the IMSLP (of course).
No idea how practical this is, or whether its just daydreaming, but hey... nothing tried nothing gained
In any case, I believe that it will be possible to attract individual professors to sharing scores online, which is a good thing not only because there will be more people contributing (and high quality submissions too... I hope), but also because there will be more expertise in music, which is always a good thing for IMSLP imo.
This is of course not in any way saying that current contributors are unknowledgable, but just that some insider musicology knowledge (not that I have much of that myself, which I don't) may be useful in some cases