Slide 16 of 23
The business modelling activity identified the need for 5 principal applications to be developed to support different information repositories. Of these, the Musical Works Information Database was regarded as the most urgent and perhaps pivotal to the success of the project and I will come back to this in my next slide.
The IPI file takes the pre-existing Composers Authors and Publishers file for its basic structure. The information held about individuals and companies is being extended to enable more accurate identification of people. And discussions are ongoing to widen the scope of the file to include information about all participants to the creative process.
The AudioVisual Index exists as a database to identify film and television productions and to determine the source of associated cue sheet information. It continues to be populated with data, it is distributed on CD-Rom, and plans are in hand to make it available on the Web.
The requirements to develop both the Sound Carrier file and the Agreements Information file are presently being specified.