A common thread in discussions about the Next Generation Catalog is that it should incorporate features beyond the mere textual, one-way presentation of data. At the same time, traditional textual description of music materials often prohibits effective use of the catalog by specialists and nonspecialists alike. Librarians at Bowling Green State University have developed the HueTunes project to explore already established connections between music, color, and emotion, and incorporate those connections into a nontextual discovery tool that could enhance interdisciplinary as well as specialist use of the catalog.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Music Reference Services Quarterly 11 (2008): 177-201. Music Reference Services Quarterly is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10588160802541210#.U1Vj3yR5X1Y .
Cleveland, Susannah and Evans, Gwen, "Moody Blues: The Social Web, Tagging, and Nontextual Discovery Tools for Music" (2008). University Libraries Faculty Publications. 15.
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