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Butch Lazorchak

Butch Lazorchak is a masters candidate in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research interests include digital asset management systems, metadata, digital archiving and open source economics.


Project Title Project Abstract
Dspace at ibiblio Working to implement a functioning version of the Dspace digital asset management architecture at ibiblio.


Paper Title Paper Abstract
CH-Scene: Communication Theories and Musical Communities
Analyzes different ways that classical communication theories are implemented in a musical community of practice.
Service Providers and the Open Archives Initiative: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
An overview of the Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), and an analyses of the effectiveness of several different service providers.
A Simple Universal Metadata Schema for the Preservation, Discovery, and Rights Management of Digital Audio (SUMS AUDIO)
An attempt to devise a lightweight set of metadata elements for digital audio which would encompass all three of the important uses of metadata: preservation, discovery and rights management. The schema is based on the Dublin Core metadata set.
TRAUMA: The Triangle-area Underground Music Archive. A Digital Library Proposal.
TRAUMA is the Triangle Area Underground Music Archive, a digital library (DL) of popular music and musicians of the North Carolina Triangle, the geographic region in the central part of the state which includes the cities of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham. TRAUMA is a prototype digital library which represents just one possible pedagogical method of representing information about the musical community that existed in the Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh region of North Carolina in the early-to-mid 1990's. TRAUMA is part of a larger project in which a documentation strategy for gathering materials on this particular period in North Carolina musical history is enumerated. The documentation strategy includes the collection of physical artifacts, oral history interviews with participants, and the contextualization of the historical record. The Triangle-area musical community provides media-rich content for the digital library, while the intertwining relationships amongst the musicians and community members allows us to explore the complexities of representation in the digital environment. The currency of the multimedia objects enables us to explore the entanglements of intellectual property issues to great effect.


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