We are incorporating the names of people and institutions that in one way or another collaborate or have collaborated with this project, in order to give more visibility to those interested in contributing in different ways to the development of the Fondo de Música Tradicional IMF-CSIC (FMT). Under the menu "People", we make the distinction between informants, performers, and collaborating people. Informants refer to those who transmited the repertory of oral tradition collected in the FMT, as well as to modern informants who sing/play orally transmitted repertory in recent field work undertaken by FMT researchers, for instance, for the "Cançoner Internacional de Barcelona". Performers are those who have the initiative to perform this repertory of oral tradition using the transcriptions of the FMT and have sent us the recordings of their performances to illustrate the transcriptions in our website. Since most of the ca. 25 000 pieces in the FMT are written on paper, we encourage interested students, performers and groups (amateurs or professionals) to sing and play the repertory in the FMT of their own regions, and send us audio recordings (mp3 format) to incorporate them to the website. Collaborating people include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who have incorporated information to the database during their practicum or research stays at the IMF-CSIC, teachers/professors who undertake or coordinate differents tasks related to the FMT, and other people from associations and organizations who contribute to, or facilitate the collaboration with, the FMT.
We think that there is an enormous potential for crowdsourcing and educational projects at all levels. From class projects such as to explore the website of the FMT to find repertory of oral tradition from any given location, to record (even with a mobile phone in mp3 format) audios of pieces (filling in a questionaire with basic data about the performance), to transcribe melodies of the FMT in modern notation (using a software such as Finale, Sibelius or MuseScore) and codify them in MusicXML for its renderization in the website. If you are a teacher/professor from institute, conservatory or university interested in collaborating with your students, contact us at emros [at] imf.csic.es.