January 23, 2022

Conference Paper: “DOREMUS : Connecting Sources, Enriching Catalogues and User Experience” (at National Library of France

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place  3–19 August 2016 in Columbus, OH


DOREMUS : Connecting Sources, Enriching Catalogues and User Experience


Pierre Choffé
National Library of France

Françoise Leresche
National Library of France




Launched in 2014, DOREMUS is a research project aiming at “describing better music in order to share it better”.

Three major French cultural heritage institutions share their complementary musical data in order to mutually enrich their catalogues and expose them for reuse as linked open data. This paper explains how we extended the FRBRoo and CIDOC CRM models to describe the musical domain.

It shows the modelisation process, from the creation of a work to its performance, recording and publication – and explains the decisions made in the conceptualization. An important aspect of this project is the creation or enrichment of multilingual musical controlled vocabularies and their alignment with data sets and with more generalist controlled vocabularies.

In a brief final section, we will show the process of conversion and interconnection of data, and how this will allow users to browse, access and reuse a rich musical documentation – and hopefully also contribute to its further enrichment.

Direct to Full Text Paper (20 pages; PDF)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.