The automated Sheet Music Librarian

Charlotte Godley

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A talk about my Music library project [], a multi platform app written for my final year project as part of my BSc Computer Science degree last year. The app is intended to be an open and extendible platform for organising sheet music (the notation for classical music given to players in an orchestra or similar), a problem which hasn't really been solved by other software even though there's plenty of software which can help you compose new music.
Talk will cover reasons I think the problem hasn't been addressed, problems working with music formats, some thoughts on how we perceive sheet music and Optical Music Recognition, particular issues technically with Python and forcing a single codebase to work on Windows, OSX and GNU/Linux, and how the app turned out in the end.