Kimmy Szeto

Assc Professor

CUNY Baruch

Department: Library

Areas of expertise: Library and Information Science: History/Philosophy and Theory/Practice of Cataloging and Metadata. Subject specialties: Musicology; Performing Arts; Environmental/Geological Sciences

Email Address: kimmy.szeto@baruch.cuny.edu

Education

Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of London London United Kingdom

M.L.S., Library Science, Queens College/CUNY Flushing New York

MPhil, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Columbia University United States

M.A., Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University United States

M.A., Music History and Theory, University of Chicago Chicago Illinois

B.A., Music and Mathematical Statistics, Columbia University United States

LRSM, Violin Performance, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK)

LRSM, Piano Performance, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK)

SemesterCourse PrefixCourse NumberCourse Name
Spring 2022LIB3020Knowledge Processes and Transf
Spring 2021LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2021PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2021COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2020PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2020LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2020COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2020COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2020LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2020PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2019COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2019LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2019PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2018PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2018LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2018COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2017COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2017LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2017PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2016LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2016COM3040Information and Society
Spring 2016PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2015PAF3040Information and Society
Spring 2015LIB3040Information and Society
Spring 2015COM3040Information and Society

Artistic and Creative Activities

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2016). The Tides of Manaunaun (2016-05-29). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2016). Noche de Ronda (2016-06-04). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2016). Multiple Concert Performances.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2016). Stardust Cabaret (2016-06-05). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2016). Worldmuse Singer Songwriter Forum (2016-05-03). Barnard College.

Szeto, K. (2016). Studio Recital (2016-05-08). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2015). Multiple Concert Performances.

Szeto, K. (2015). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2015-04-05). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2015). Argento Chamber Ensemble at Monday Evening Concerts. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K., Galante, M., & Roe, E. (2015). Konzertsatz by Robert Schumann arranged for solo piano and chamber ensemble. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K. (2015). Recital (2015-04-24). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2015). Worldmuse Performance (2015-04-26). Barnard College.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2015). Ko Duboko More (2015-06-05). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K. (2015). Multiple Concert Performances.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2015). Life is a Cabaret (2015-06-07). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K. (2015). Studio Recital (2015-12-12). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2015). Noche de Ronda (2015-06-06). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-18).

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-16).

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-11).

Szeto, K., & Galante, M. (2014). Five Pieces for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg arranged for clarinet, horn, four-hand piano, and string quintet. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-09).

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-04).

Szeto, K. (2014). Recital (2014-05-03). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2014). New Year :: New Music (2014-05-02).

Szeto, K. (2014). 7 Klangräume zu den unvollendeten Fragmenten des Requiems von W. A. Mozart. Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club.

Szeto, K. (2014). Mahler and Intergalactic Love. 2013-14 Edward T. Cone Concert Series.

Szeto, K. (2014). Cassandra: A Monodrama (U.S. premiere of the Nimrod Opera Zurich production). Czech Center New York.

Szeto, K. (2014). Recital (2014-12-05). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2014). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2014-10-12). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2013). Recital (2013-10-14). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2013). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2013-12-06). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & Ito, R. (2013). Orchestra Concert for Sandy Relief (2013-02-12).

Szeto, K., & Galante, M. (2013). Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" arranged for chamber ensemble. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2013). Worldmuse Performance (2013-03-15). Barnard College.

Szeto, K. (2013). Studio Recital (2013-04-27). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2013). Recital (2013-05-03). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & Bühler, G. (2013). In a Persian Garden. Venus Theater Festival at Cabrini Repertory Theater.

Szeto, K., & Buhler, G. (2013). French Cabaret with Gudrun Buhler. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2013). Midsummer Visions: A Solstice Celebration (2013-06-19). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & Tercz, K. (2013). Ecco la primavera! (2013-06-21). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2013). Midsummer Visions: A Solstice Celebration (2013-06-22). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & Eddy, J. M. (2013). The Girl From Bare Cove: A Folk Opera.

Szeto, K. (2013). Recital (2013-12-08). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2012). Worldmuse Performance (2012-04-13). Barnard College.

Szeto, K. (2012). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2013-04-26). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Studio Recital (2012-04-27). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Recital (2012-04-30). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2012-10-13). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & Ito, R. (2012). Orchestra Concert (2012-03-03).

Szeto, K. (2012). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2012-12-06). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Studio Recital (2012-12-08). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Columbia Classical Performers Recital (2012-12-08). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Recital (2012-12-10). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Opera Night!. Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2012). Recital (2012-11-26). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2011). Recital (2011-10-21). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2011). Recital (2011-11-18). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2011). Studio Recital (2011-12-12). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Galante, M., & Fulmer, D. (2011). Chamber Concerto for violin and ensemble from the Overture of Leoš Janácek's opera From the House of the Dead. Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

Szeto, K., Ito, R., & Ichikawa, M. (2011). Orchestra Concert: Viva Marimba! (2011-04-01).

Szeto, K. (2011). Studio Recital (2011-04-03). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Studio Recital (2010-12-14). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Ito, R., & Ishikawa, T. (2010). Orchestra Concert (2010-12-30).

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-12-04). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-11-20). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Galante, M., & Cuckson, M. (2010). Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2 arranged for chamber ensemble. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-01-29). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-04-23). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-03-26). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Senior Recital (2010-03-26). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2010). Recital (2010-02-19). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Ito, R., & Anikushin, M. (2010). Orchestra Concert (2010-05-20).

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-11-20). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-12-04). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-05-09). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-01-30). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Galante, M., & Cuckson, M. (2009). Chamber Concerto for violin and ensemble from Scherzo of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2. Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington, DC.

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-03-23). Columbia University.

Szeto, K. (2009). Recital (2009-04-10). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., Ito, R., Anikushin, M., & Ono, A. (2008). Orchestra Concert (2008-06-25).

Szeto, K. (2008). Recital (2008-12-08). Columbia University.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2007). Lost Forest (2007-06-16). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2007). Worldmuse Performance (2007-12-09). Barnard College.

Szeto, K., & Galante, M. (2007). Vorspiel und Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde arranged for chamber ensemble. Argento New Music Project.

Szeto, K., & McMahan, J. (2007). Canta Angel (2007-06-08). International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in Grožnjan.

Szeto, K., & Galante, M. (2007). Vorspiel und Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde arranged for chamber ensemble. Monday Evening Concerts.

Szeto, K., & Mercurio, J. (2000). Gentlemen's Bet (Conductor). Produced by Andrew Kato.

Szeto, K., & Mercurio, J. (2000). Gentlemen's Bet (Orchestrator). Produced by Andrew Kato.

Journal Articles

(2022). Ontology for Voice, Instruments, and Ensembles (OnVIE): Revisiting the Medium of Performance Concept for Enhanced Discoverability. Code4Lib Journal, (54).

Szeto, K. (2018). The Roles of Academic Libraries in Shaping Digital Music Publishing. Library Trends, 74(2). 303-318.

Szeto, K. (2017). The Mystery of the Schubert Song: The Linked Data Promise. Notes: the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 74(1). 9-23.

Newcomer, N., Kulczak , D., Belford, R., & Szeto, K. (2013). Music discovery requirements: A guide to optimizing interfaces. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 69(3). 494-524.

Szeto, K. (2013). Positioning Library Data for the Semantic Web: Recent Developments in Resource Description. Journal of Web Librarianship, 7(3). 305-321.

Newcomer, N. L., Belford, R., Kulczak, D., Szeto, K., Matthews, J., & Shaw, M. (2013). Anforderungen an Musik-Discovery-Systeme: Handreichungen zur Optimierung von Benutzeroberflächen. Forum Musikbibliothek, 34(2). 14-23.

Szeto, K. (2011). Digitizing everything? The launch of the digital imaging program at Queens Library. Journal of the Library Administration and Management Section of the New York Library Association, 7(2). 5-15.

Szeto, K. (2011). Digitizing everything? Part II: Piloting metadata creation. Journal of Library Administration Management Section of the New York Library Association, 8(1). 31-49.

Book Chapters

Szeto, K. (2018). Metadata Standards in Digital Audio. In Khosrow-Pour, M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 6447-6463). Hershey, PA. IGI Global.

Szeto, K. (2014). Metadata in Digital Audio. In Khosrow-Pour, M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 5957-5972). Hershey, PA, United States. IGI Global.

Presentations

Szeto, K. (2024, June 24). Library Practices for Electronic and Digital Music Scores: Integrating Functions, Standards, Processes. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Stellenbosch, South Africa: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2024, March 1). Crossover potentials of music librarianship : expanded applications and subject coverage of technical skill sets. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, OH: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2023, August 2). Discoveries from Thomas Binkley Collection at the Cook Music Library at IndianaUniversity, United States, towards the reconstruction of the history of Studio derfrühen Musik. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Cambridge, United Kingdom: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2023, August 3). Questioning Boundaries and Opening Spaces: The Trajectory of the Post-Digital Music Librarian. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Cambridge, United Kingdom: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2022, July 26). Data Modeling for Medium of Performance on Open Linked Data Platforms. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Prague, Czech Republic: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2019, July 16). The Nitty-Gritty of Linked Data Ontology : Fact Checking, Double Checking, Troubleshooting. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Krakow, Poland: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2018, February 1). Mapping Project : UNIMARC Codes for Medium of Performance to Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Portland, OR: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2018, July 24). Recent Developments in Music Linked Data Ontologies. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Riga, Latvia: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2017, February 24). Linked Data Ontologies: Towards a Fusion of Worldviews. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2017, February 25). Medium of Performance Ontologies in Cataloging Practice. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2017, June 18). From Music Cataloging to Global Linked Data Sharing: An Examination of Roles, Rules and Models. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Riga, Latvia: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2016, July 8). Re-Conceptualising Medium of Performance for the Linked Data Environment. Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Rome, Italy: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2016, May 29). Perceptions of Difference in the Musical Work. International Vocal Arts Workshop Symposium. Grožnjan, Croatia: Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.

Szeto, K. (2016, March 4). Practical Applications of Linked Data. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, OH: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2016, October 15). Untangling Medium of Performance for the Linked Data Environment. Music Library Association New York State/Ontario Chapter Meeting. Toronto, ON: Music Library Association New York State/Ontario Chapter.

Szeto, K. (2015, June 23). Music Library Association’s involvement in the Bibliographic Framework Initiative: An in-depth look at medium of performance. Joint Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres and the International Musicological Society. New York, NY: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Szeto, K. (2015, February 26). Emerging BIBFRAME Services for Librarians. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2015, February 27). MARC to BIBFRAME: An Exploration of the Future of Cataloging. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K., & Crowl, C. (2014, January 15). Building authorities with crowdsourced and linked open data in ProMusicDB. Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Meeting. New York, NY: Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Szeto, K., & Crowl, C. (2014, January 26). Building web scale authorities with crowdsourced and linked open data. American Library Association Midwinter Conference. Philadelphia, PA: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group.

Szeto, K. (2014, December 4). Centralizing Metadata Management for Digital Initiatives at Baruch College. CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY: City University of New York.

Szeto, K., Merkey, T., & Wells, V. (2014, February 28). Assessing the Value of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study at Two University Libraries. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2014, February 28). Framing Bibframe : Envisioning the Interconnected Bibliographic Environment. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2014, November 4). What's BIBFRAME? Why Change? What Now?. Cataloging Round Table. Baruch College: Library Association of the City University of New York.

Szeto, K. (2013, February 4). Metadata for institutional repositories. Baruch College Library. New York, NY: Baruch College.

Szeto, K. (2013, October 22). Selected RDA Changes for Music Scores and Sound Recordings. Cataloging Round Table. Baruch College: Library Association of the City University of New York.

Szeto, K., Berilla , E., &, & Williams, J. (2013, January 15). Three books to the wind: Reflections of three ship's librarians abroad the Empire State VI. Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Meeting. New York, NY: Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Szeto, K. (2013, April 12). Providing access to e-books: Opportunities and challenges. New York University Libraries. New York, NY: New York University.

Szeto, K., Anderson, D. E., & Cross, J. (2013, March 2). Untangling the Web of sheet music publishers, self-publishers, rentals, and licensing. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2013, June 18). Playing in time: Temporality in Performance and Performing Arts: Closing remarks. International Vocal Arts Workshop Symposium. Grožnjan, Croatia: Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.

Szeto, K. (2012, June 24). RDA in RDF: Transitioning to the FRBR catalog and the semantic web. American Library Association Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group.

Szeto, K. (2012, January 25). Significant metadata challenges in organizing and delivering digital content: Linking legacy bibliographic data to the sematic web. University of California, Irvine Libraries. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine.

Szeto, K. (2012, February 17). A brief introduction to RDF, linked data, and RDA registered properties. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K. (2011, February 10). Audio Technical Metadata: An introduction. Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA: Music Library Association.

Szeto, K., Brent, K., Daly, M., Detterbeck, K., O'Brien, M., &, & Rath, L. (2011, June 17). Collaboration across disciplines: Second masters for librarians. SUNYLA Conference. Plattsburgh, NY: SUNY Librarians Association.

Szeto, K. (2011, March 13). Navigating maritime history: Encoding the Sailors' Snug Harbor archive. Maritime Education Summit. Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX: Maritime Academy Council.

Other Scholarly Works

Szeto, K., & Szeto, K. (2016). Report of the Task Force on BIBFRAME. 37.

Szeto, K. (2014). Leoš Janácek : Ouvertüre zur Oper „Aus einem Totenhaus“ für Solovioline und Ensemble bearbeitet von Kimmy Szeto.

Szeto, K., & Lisa, M. (2014). Metadata for Music Resources.

Szeto, K., & McFall, L. (2014). Online Music Metadata Clearinghouse.

Szeto, K., & Cortés, C. E. (2013). Classical music and ethnic diversity. Multicultural America: A multimedia encyclopedia. 534-536.

Newcomer, N., Belford, R., Kulczak, D., Matthews, J., Shaw , M., & Szeto, K. (2012). Music Discovery Resources.

Szeto, K. (2008). Music Library Tutorial: Searching CLIO for the Classical Song.

Reviews

Szeto, K. (2018,April 20). Keeping Score, Digitally. Music Reference Services Quarterly.

Szeto, K. (2014,March 11). Introducing ProMusicDB: A professional music credits management system. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.

Szeto, K. (2012,September 1). Musicking online: Organizing reference sources in the digital age. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.

Szeto, K. (2011,December 1). Digital Spoken Words Demystified: The nuts and bolts of do-it-yourself podcasting. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.

Research Currently in Progess

Szeto, K.(n.d.). Bio-bibliography of Studio der frühen Musik (Studio of Early Music). In Progress.

Research (including study and related travel)The research on the bio-bibliography of the Studio der frühen Musik (Studio of Early Music) proposed here brings together my expertise in digital libraries, my early professional training as a music librarian and archivist, and my academic training as a musicologist. This year-long project will involve three areas of the group’s activities in its 20 years of existence (1960-1980): (1) concerts, workshops, and residencies; (2) recordings and discography; (3) finding aid of documents and artifacts, and bibliographies of publications and musical arrangements. I anticipate the results of the research will become a substantial portion of a monograph, while simultaneously presented in article form in journals such as Early Music, Notes, the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association and Fontes Artis Musicae, the journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. In addition, inspired by a similar project, I plan to design and build an interactive digital humanities website which documents the primary source materials, performances and recordings, where users can explore spatially and temporally through data analysis and visualization tools.Studio der frühen Musik, based in Munich, Germany, was a musical ensemble that specialized in the discovery and performance of “early music,” European music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods (6th to 16th century). The group’s members included Thomas Binkley, Sterling Jones, Willard Cobb and Richard Levitt from the United States, Nigel Rogers from the United Kingdom, and Andrea von Ramm from Estonia. The group was active from 1960 to 1980, and was among the pioneers of the late 20th-century early music revival. The Studio, through its global concertizing and its recordings, profoundly shaped audience conception of classical music, pedagogy and performance practice, as well as musicological research of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. While the studio had far-reaching and lasting influence, research on it is woefully scant. Other than an unpublished memoir written by Sterling Jones, published writings about the Studio have been confined to the context of the history of early music revivals, or of historical music performance practice. This present dearth of research is due, in part, to the lack of information about the extent and whereabouts of the group’s primary documents, which have scattered across four countries and two continents. My proposed primary source research will be the first step in filling this void.Three collections of papers are known to exist, belonging to members Thomas Binkley, Sterling Jones, and Andrea von Ramm:The Binkley collection includes documents, books, microfilms, and recordings. It has been kept in storage, unorganized for decades, in the Indiana University Bloomington library.The Jones collection includes documents, financial records, concert programs, music manuscripts, and photographs. This collection had been kept in storage in the residence of Sterling Jones, and was shipped to me in 2019.The von Ramm collection includes concert programs, photographs, and promotional materials. Adrea von Ramm primarily lived in the village Grožnjan in Croatia for the last several decades of her life. Her papers are being kept, unorganized, in the studio of a local visual artist named Rok Zelenko, the unofficial caretaker of her Croatian artifacts.For roughly half of the fellowship year, I plan to inventory the three collections of papers (including onsite visits to Indiana and Croatia), and then conduct follow-up oral interviews with Sterling Jones, Rok Zelenko, David Lasocki (retired music librarian at Indiana University). This will enable reconstructing the activity timeline. In the other half of the year, I will collate information on performances and recordings and reconcile commercial releases and subsequent re-releases, which will form the basis of the metadata for the digital library. A front-end interface will then be built on an open-source content management platform (such as Omeka).The story of the Studio der frühen Musik (Studio of Early Music) has acquired new valence in recent times. The group is famously controversial for incorporating Middle Eastern and North African performance techniques and styles, a historically grounded choice given the history of cultural exchange in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. My hope is that the digital presentation of the Studio’s performances will help increase awareness and exposure towards achieving unity in a multicultural society.Improvement of teachingThe bibliographies, discography, finding aid, and digital library can all be used as reference resources for teaching information literacy and for musicological and business research.For teaching information literacy, selected items will enter the Inclusive Early Music Bibliography. Specific Baruch courses that may benefit include LIB 1015 - Information Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, LIB 3030 - Archives, Documents, and Hidden History, and LIB 3040 - Information and Society.For research, Baruch courses that may benefit include MSC 3002 - Music of the Baroque Period, MSC 3005 - World Music, MSC 2023 - Music and Religion, and MSC 3043 - The History of Music from Antiquity Through the Baroque (1750). More generally, the ability to trace the business development of an independent music ensemble through its dealings with international concert presenters, government agencies, record companies, and royalties collecting organizations can benefit students who major in Music specializing in the Management of Musical Enterprises.Creative work in the literature or the artsNo creative work will be produced. However, this research will make the Studio’s modern musical notations and transcriptions of early music available for researchers and performers.

Szeto, K.(n.d.). Linked Data Hub for Music Ontologies. In Progress.

Update (fall 2021): I am now leading the effort to form a "study group" under the Cataloguing and Metadata Section of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) on using WikiData as a bridge between the North American and European vocabularies for medium of performance, and exploiting WikiData's built-in multilingual support for translation purposes.Update (spring 2021): Pandemic disruptions put the open educational resource collaboration on pause. For my part, I was able to complete the data modeling for meridians, which was published on WikiData. I also published an essay / blog post on the site Library Parlor (https://libparlor.com/2021/05/26/no-research-topic-is-too-esoteric-for-a-librarian/) on the research process. Update (summer 2020): International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the international agency that maintains various library data standards, is undertaking a complete overhaul of the online platforms, the IFLA Standards website and the Open Metadata Registry. I have been actively providing input to the developers on migrating the medium of performance and forms of music vocabularies. While waiting for the completion of the overhaul, I am working on building the data structure of the hub and performing testing on American vocabularies.Following my work on mapping the European and American linked data sets for medium of performance, I received a number of requests from librarians from Japan, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland to map their vocabularies. I now envision creating a linked data hub that will bring these disparate vocabularies into a single ecosystem of data sets and mashups on a free, multilingual platform such as WikiData. This area of research will lead to a new lightweight and flexible linked data ontology that ties the components together. In the meantime, for the purpose of experimenting with WikiData, I accepted an invitation to collaborate with a faculty member at Queensborough Community College on creating an open educational resource for teaching traditional Chinese medicine. My part will be to create a small scale ontology to capture data about meridians and acupoints. For both the small and large projects, I plan to write articles on the process and results, as well as on the changing role of the library cataloger in light of the increasing incorporation of linked data in library operations.

Szeto, K.(n.d.). Untangling Work Clusters and Their Mediums of Performance. In Progress.

Status: inactive, until ISBD revision is announced, due out in 2022.Update (Summer 2019): The technical details have largely been incorporated in the working models of the Performed Music Ontology (PMO). Due to this incorporation into a larger model, the scope of a "best practice" article would be too wide. So, I have abandoned this particular version of the article. However, since the introduction of the Library Reference Model by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA LRM) in late 2017/early 2018, and a major revision of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) due in 2022, new implementations are on the horizon, and I plan to return to the "conceptual foundations" article at that time.Update (Fall 2017): The article was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Notes. For a variety of reasons, many more technical parts from the research were cut from the final publication, so now I am planning to revisit these technical details and expand them into two separate articles, one on the conceptual foundations and one "best practice" for practitioners.I have been invited to submit an article for an upcoming issue of Notes, one of the leading peer reviewed, scholarly journals for music librarianship and musicology. The article I plan to write will examine the ontological relationships in work clusters by way of analyzing the application of the concept "medium of performance" to a group of closely related works. Medium of performance has, for decades, been a problematic and contentious element of library cataloging for music materials. Fine expressivity of entity relationships is the key to information flow in the semantic web, and, therefore, in recent years, medium of performance has been receiving renewed attention. Through examples of bibliographic descriptions of work clusters, I will elucidate the many assumptions and contradictions in the way we have thus far conceptualized medium of performance, and untangle the complex relationships between similar works produced by different intellectual activities (variously called arrangements, transcriptions, versions, revisions, covers, derivatives, compilations, aggregates, etc.) in the context of data modeling for the semantic web.

TitleFunding Agency SponsorStart DateEnd DateAwarded DateTotal FundingStatus
Archival Inventory of the Thomas Binkley Collection for the Bio-bibliography of Studio der frühen MuPSC CUNY 5307/01/202206/30/202304/15/20223500Completed
Online Data Store for Meridians and Acupuncture Points in Traditional Chinese MedicinePSC-CUNY 5007/01/201906/30/202004/15/20194680Completed
Honor / AwardOrganization SponsorDate ReceivedDescription
Carol June Bradley Award for Historical Research in Music LibrarianshipMusic Library Association2023
William Stewart Travel AwardCUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences2016The William Stewart Travel Award supported, in part, my presentation of my research on linked data technology at the 2016 Music Library Association Annual Meeting.
United University Professional Development Award2012
American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship2008
Columbia University Faculty Fellowship2006
Columbia University Faculty Fellowship2005
Columbia University Faculty Fellowship2004
University Fellowship in the Humanities2002
University Fellowship in the Humanities2001
Rappaport Summer Music Fellowship2000
Charles Hayden Memorial Scholarship1999
Charles Hayden Memorial Scholarship1998
Charles Hayden Memorial Scholarship1997
Charles Hayden Memorial Scholarship1996

Department

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Search Committee for Electronic Serials Specialist10/1/2021Present
Data Services Group1/1/2016Present
Department Secretary9/1/2015Present
Newman Library Institutional Repository Working Group11/1/2014Present
Curriculum Committee8/27/2014Present
Search Committee for Open Collections Librarian10/18/20164/26/2017

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Committee on Committees of the Baruch College FacultyCommittee ChairPresent
Library Liaison to Baruch AthleticsLiaison to Baruch AthleticsPresent
Data Services GroupPresent
Independent Units Personal and Budget CommitteeCommittee MemberPresent
Committee on Collegiate AthleticsCommittee MemberPresent
Newman Library Institutional Repository Working GroupPresent
Committee on Ceremonial OccasionsCommittee MemberPresent
Library Liaison to the Office of Communications and MarketingLiaison to the Office of Communications and MarketingPresent
Department SecretaryOfficer8/24/2022
Curriculum Committee (Departmental)Committee Member5/24/2022
Search Committee for Electronic Serials SpecialistCommittee Member1/31/2022
Search Committee for Open Collections Librarian4/26/2017
Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Recognition and SupportCommittee Member5/29/2016
Library Consultant to the Fine and Performing Arts Department8/11/2014

University

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Cataloging Committee, Office of Library Services Committee Member10/1/2020Present
Electronic Resource Management Committee, Office of Library ServicesCommittee Member10/1/2020Present
Reports and Analytics Special Interest Group, Office of Library Services Committee Member10/1/2020Present
Institutional Review BoardCommittee Member8/1/2021Present
Data Migration Task Force, Office of Library ServicesCommittee Member5/17/20188/5/2020

Professional

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
National Information Standards OrganizationMember10/1/2020Present
Music Library Association - Gerboth/Bradley Research Award CommitteeCommittee Member3/21/2024PresentNational
Argento New Music ProjectBoard of Advisors of a CompanyNew York1/1/2013Present
Music Reference Services QuarterlyEditorial Review Board Member10/1/2019Present
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation CentresOfficer, Treasurer7/29/2022PresentInternational
Music Library Association - Coral Award CommitteeMember10/1/20219/30/2022
Music Library Association - Nominating CommitteeMember3/1/20212/28/2022
Music Reference Services QuarterlyReviewer, Journal Article10/12/202111/4/2021
Notes, the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library AssociationReviewer, Journal Article8/20/20219/8/2021
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation CentresOfficer, Other Officer7/1/20177/31/2021
Music Library AssociationBoard of Directors of a Company2/1/20193/31/2021
Library TrendsReviewer, Journal Article1/8/20212/7/2021
Music Reference Services Quarterly10/1/20149/30/2019
Music Reference Services QuarterlyReviewer, Journal Article8/1/20198/16/2019
Music Library Association - Encoding Standards SubcommitteeMember3/1/20162/28/2019
Fontes Artis MusicaeReviewer, Journal Article1/26/20182/13/2018
Music Library Association - Emerging Technologies and Services CommitteeMember1/1/201312/31/2017
Library Association of the City University of New YorkOfficer, Other Officer1/1/201312/31/2016
Symposium of the International Vocal Arts Workshop at Jeunesses Musicales CroatiaProgram OrganizerCroatia9/1/20156/30/2016
Music Library Association - BIBFRAME Task ForceChairperson10/1/20143/31/2016
University of Buffalo (SUNY)External Reviewer9/30/2015
University of the PacificExternal Reviewer8/31/2015
Music Library Association - Metadata SubcommitteeMember1/1/201012/31/2014
Online Music Metadata ClearinghouseEditor, Journal Editor6/9/2014
Library Association of the City University of New YorkOfficer, Other Officer1/1/201012/31/2013
Music Library Association - Metadata SubcommitteeChairperson8/1/201312/31/2013
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 3rd ed.Reviewer, Journal Article11/18/2013
State University of New York Librarians AssociationOfficer, Other Officer8/1/20107/31/2013
Federal Depository Library Program (Depository 0416)Program CoordinatorNew York8/1/20107/31/2013
State University of New York, Faculty Senate Operations CommitteeCommittee Member10/1/20117/31/2013
Journal of Library MetadataReviewer, Journal Article7/1/20137/31/2013
Maritime College Committee on Nominations and ElectionsCommittee MemberNew York8/1/20117/31/2013
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia in GrožnjanProgram OrganizerCroatia6/6/20136/25/2013
Music Library Association - Virtual Educational Outreach Program Task ForceTask Force Member10/1/20115/31/2012
Columbia Undergraduate Science JournalEditor, Journal EditorNew York1/1/200712/31/2009