Evaluating a strategy to make ethno-musicology data FAIR

Framework: ASEA-Uninet
Duration: 2018, 2019, 2021/22

Next workshop December, 13th 2022. at the University of the Philippines College of Music/Center for Ethnomusicology (Registration Link).

The previous workshop has been Friday/Saturday 15th & 16th July 2022 (10:30 – 16:00) at the University Malaya College of Music.


Goal of the upcoming, in-depth workshop meeting at Universiti Malaya is to work on the practical side of data management in musicology. This workshop will bring together relevant actors in the south-east Asian region, including consortium members who already contributed but will also help to extend the network with new contacts that have been established during the last year such as Prof. Hanafi, Prof. Loo Fung Ying (Universiti Malaya), and Prof. Santaella (Sunway University).

As all work and communication was virtual in last year, this ASEA-project allows us meet in person again in 2022. Many archives are currently under development e.g. Prof. Santaella (SU, www.myarchives.online); Dr. H.Saglam (mdw, Austria, www.mdw.ac.at/ive/archiv/); Prof. Bowman, Dr. Yimwadsana (Mahidol, Thailand, https://mahidol.ac.th/museums-and-collections/) and the research work at this stage will be highly productive, and give the possibility together with the researchers from UM to streamline the repository interfaces towards future compatibility.


Alex Hofmann - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

Ardian Ahmedaja - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

Andreas Rauber – Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)

Peter Knees - Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)

Martin Weise - Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)

Sotirios Tsepelakis - Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)


Preliminary Schedule: 15th July

Time:           Activity:




Welcome & Introduction (Alex Hofmann)


  • Workshop objectives
  • Getting to know each other

Data Repositories for FAIR Research Data Management (Andreas Rauber)

12:00–12:30   "Albania 1999" collection: a case study on making ethnomusicological data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) (Ardian Ahmedaja)
12:30–12:45   Workshop Discussion
12:45–14:00   Lunch Break

Apects of automated Segmentation and Analysis of ethnomusicology data (Peter Knees)


Workshop Discussion / Hands-on Demo

a) Invenio Repository for Research Data Files (Sotirios Tsepelakis)

b) DBRepo – Repository for Databases (Martin Weise)

c) Towards reproducible research based on Repository Infrastructures using Jupyter Notebooks (Matin Weise)

15:15–15:30   Coffee break


Summary of the results (Alex Hofmann)


Preliminary Schedule: 16th July

Time:           Activity:

Excursion to Sunway University with Prof. Santaella (SU, www.myarchives.online)

12:45–13:45   Lunch Break


We are thankful for the support of Prof. Dr. Yong, Noor Yusrina Hashim, Prof. Hanafi Hussin, and Nursheena Mohd Zain Siti from Universiti Malaya, Anita Taschler (mdw) and ASEA-Uninet.