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Philip Ponella - Curriculum Vitae







Presentations at Professional Meetings, Colloquia, Seminars etc. :

  • August 2023: Presenter, International Association of Music Libraries. Cambridge, England. “Preservation of, Access to, and Pedagogy with Digital Audio and Video at Indiana University.”

  • April 2023: Presenter, Global Digital Music Studies Conference 2023. CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY. “Preservation of, Access to, and Pedagogy with Digital Audio and Video at Indiana University.”

  • November 2015: Presenter, Arts Administration Symposium, Indiana University. "Innovation in the Arts."

  • July 2014: Co-Presenter, International Association of Music Libraries. Antwerp, Belgium."Music score processing: Greater efficiency through analysis." (with Charles Peters).

  • May 2014: Presenter/Panelist, International meeting of the Music Encoding Initiative, Charlottesville, Virginia. "From scholar to user via MEI: Digital editing and publishing vis-à-vis library ways and means."

  • May 2014: Presenter, Indiana University Libraries In-House Institute. Bloomington, Indiana. "IU's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative." (with Nazareth Pantaloni, Sherri Michaels and Julie Hardesty)

  • April 2011: Presenter, Northeast Region NERCOMP event, "Stepping into the Digital Media Paradigm: Preserving Unique Collections, Sharing Resources and Creating new IT-Library-Faculty Partnerships." Boston, Massachusetts. "The Variations Digital Music Library."

  • February 2011: Co-Presenter, Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Updating Judy Marley's Survey, 'Education for Music Librarianship within the United States: Needs and Opinions of Recent Graduate/Practitioners'."

  • February 2011: Presenter, Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Variations...Not Just Indiana University's Digital Music Library Anymore."

  • ​March 2010: Panelist/Presenter, Plenary Session. Annual Meeting of the Music OCLC Users Group. San Diego, California. "Taiga, NextGen, and a Brave New World for Accessing Music."

  • April 2009: Co-Presenter, (with Jon Dunn and Robert H. McDonald) Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2009 Task Force Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Open Source Software Sustainability: A Case Study of Indiana University's Variations Software."

  • February 2009: Co-Presenter, (with Travis Gregg) Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. "The Variations Digital Music Library: Creating a New Digital Model for Live Performance Recording and Delivery."

  • October 2008: Co-Presenter, (with Mark Notess and Jon Dunn) Pre-Conference seminar, Educause Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. "Streaming Music for Teaching and Learning: A Hands-On Introduction to Variations."

  • July 2008: Presenter, International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centers. Naples, Italy. "New Skills for Music Librarians."

  • May 2008: Co-Presenter, (with Konrad Strauss) Indiana University Librarians’ Day Innovation in Libraries. "A New Digital Model for the Recording and Delivery of Audio."

  • February 2008: Presenter, Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Newport, Rhode Island. "The Legal and Practical Intricacies of Licensing Music Materials in the Digital Realm and a Call for Common Sense."

  • February 2008: Poster Session Co-Presenter, (with Mark Notess) Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Newport, Rhode Island. "The Variations3 Project at Indiana University."

  • March 2007: Invited Speaker, ENOMA: European Network of Online Musical Archives, Grieg Academy of Music, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. "Variations2: The Digital Music Library Project at Indiana University."

  • February 2007: Guest speaker, DRAM Open Forums, Music Library Association/Society for American Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Variations3 integration with Commercial Services."

  • November 2006: Panelist, Joint meeting, American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory. Los Angeles, California. "Enhancing Your Course Through Technology: Inside and Outside the Classroom."

  • October 2006: Presenter, Educause Annual Conference. Dallas, Texas. "Variations2: The Digital Music Library Project at Indiana University – and the beat goes on." [Cancelled due to illness]

  • August 2006: Panelist, Seminars on Academic Computing, Snowmass, Colorado. "Director’s Toolbox."

  • March 2006: Participant, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Outcome Based Evaluation. Washington, D.C.

  • February 2006: Presenter, Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Memphis, Tennessee. "10 Years of Variations."

  • July 2005: Presenter, International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centers. Warsaw, Poland. "Training to Deliver Digital Library Services."

  • November 2004: Co-presenter, Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers. Madison, New Jersey. "Managing Public Printing at the University of Rochester."

  • June 2004: Co-Presenter, NERCOMP Special Interest Group: “Help Desk: The Many Flavors of Tech Support”, Boston, Massachusetts. "Combining Audio-Visual and Computing Support at the University of Rochester."

  • August – October 2003: Co-presenter, various University of Rochester forums. "Deception, Slight of Hand, and Misdirection: Is it ok to share my music and video files?"

  • March 2002: Co-presenter, NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), Worcester, Massachusetts. "When Expectations Exceed Capabilities: The New Balancing Act."

  • February 1997: Co-presenter, Music Library Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Music in the Next Generation of Library Systems."

  • October 1995: Panelist, Joint Meeting, New York State/Ontario - New England Chapter, MLA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. "The Evaluation of Bibliographic Instruction."

  • April 1995: Presenter, SUNY OCLC Spring Meeting, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. "How a Specialized Library makes use of OCLC's FirstSearch."


Articles, Interviews etc.:

  • ​2010: Co-Author, Music Library Association Response to Taiga Forum's "Provocative Statements."

  • ​2009: Quoted/interviewed by numerous news outlets regarding donation of Leonard Bernstein’s composition studio to the IU Jacobs School of Music.

  • 2008: Article: Stephanie Krueger and Philip Ponella. “DRAM/Variations3: a music resource case study.” Library Hi Tech Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008.

  • ​2007: Interviewee, Educause Annual Conference. Seattle Washington. Selected for interview for an E07 Podcast.

  • 2005: Quoted extensively in, “The Promise of Online Music.” Library Journal, June 1, 2005.

  • 2003: Article included in, MENC: The National Association for Music Education book publication, Spotlight on Technology in the Music Classroom.

  • 2000: Article: “Technology Fits”, Kansas Music Review, April 2000.


  • Numerous University Committees/Taskforces.

  • Service to National/International Organizations includes:

    • 2009-2010: National Recorded Sound Preservation Plan, Copyright, Preservation and Public Access Task Force.

    • 2011: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Grant Review Panelist for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

    • ​2009: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Document Centers (IAML) US Branch, Chair, Nominating Committee.

    • 2009: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Grant Review Panelist for the applications in the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources category of the Music and the Performing Arts grant program.

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