• Musical Instrument Museums Online

    Author(s):
    Meredith L. Hale
    Editor(s):
    Virginia Kerr (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Multimedia & Technology Reviews Editors
    Subject(s):
    Musical instruments
    Item Type:
    Review
    Tag(s):
    2022 October, open access, open collections, musical instruments, databases, databases
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/mvw5-m357
    Abstract:
    Review: Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO) is an open access database that aggregates metadata and images of instruments from over 240 museums located on three different continents. The MIMO project, funded by the European Commission, ran from 2009 to 2011, but new museums have joined as recently as 2019. In its initial project phase, the University of Edinburgh was the lead partner with 11 institutions in total participating. The project’s goal was to establish a single access point to digital content and information on musical instruments. As the site’s URL https://mimo-international.com/MIMO/ implies, the resource is “international” in scope and this fact is reinforced through features like multilingual access. Users can access the database and its metadata in 12 languages. Currently, the database shares 64,166 records of musical instruments held in public collections. 
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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