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How do I add a news item?

There are two ways of entering a news item (method 1. is preferable):

  1. Join the membership to the site, enter the news item yourself and be as descriptive as possible. A web link to the original source must accompany your submission. Your item will later be verified, validated and edited and may be altered to follow the site's publication format.

    (This method is the prefered way of submitting your news articles as EarlyMusicNews.org wishes to promote an active community involvement in the dissemination of early music news.)

  2. Contact the admin to this site and suggest the news item in question. You may address your suggestion to admin@EarlyMusicNews.org or click o­n the address found in FAQ/Contact section

    All articles must lead to a website. No articles will be accepted where there is no web presence for the article.


Why was my submission not published?

You submission may not have been published for a variety of reasons. Feel free to contact admin@EarlyMusicNews.org for more information.


My organization would like to publish an article. How do I go about posting it o­n the EarlyMusicNews.org site?

EarlyMusicNews.org publishes links to news items and will not create a news item for you. If your organization wishes to post an article, you must provide a link to a valid web site where the article has been posted. The article must be available for a reasonable period of time so as to provide legitimacy to the news items as well as provide our readers with a valid link for their enjoyment. The news item must provide information related to the early music field and be of general interest to the public. EarlyMusicNews.org reserves the right to accept/reject the article submission.


My organization/group would like to add a date to the Calendar. How would I/We go about posting this o­n the calendar?

EarlyMusicNews.org will not create a calendar date for you. If your organization wishes to post a calendar date, you must add the data to the article as well as provide a link to a legitimate site as well as provide a legitimate e-mail address. The date/link must be available for a reasonable period of time so as to provide legitimacy to the item as well as provide our readers with a valid link for their enjoyment. The calendar item must provide information related to the early music field and be of general interest to the public. EarlyMusicNews.org reserves the right to accept/reject the date submission.

EarlyMusicNews.org/MusiqueAncienne.org will not be held responsible for mis-printed dates or concert ticket prices. The accuracy of information will remain the sole responsibility of the posting group/individual. EarlyMusicNews will endeavour as best as possible, within reasonable time and availability of resources, to verify the accuracy of the dates published.


Why was my date not published?

You submission may not have been published for a variety of reasons. Feel free to contact admin@EarlyMusicNews.org for more information.


How do I add a Web Link?

Go to the Web Links section of the site and choose the "Add Link" option. Please follow the directions as stated o­n this page. Note that you must be a member to suggest/add/modify links o­n the site.

NOTE: NO EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE ALLOWED IN THE WEBLINKS DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF MISUSE BY SPAMMER AGENTS.


Why was my submission not published?

You submission may not have been published for a variety of reasons. Feel free to contact Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org for more information.


How would I go about modifying a web link?

There are two ways of entering a news item:

1. The prefered way is to join the membership to the site, go to the Web Links section of the site and choose the "Modify" button. Proceed modifying the link and when you have completed the modification choose the "Send Request" button. Your request will be examined by admin and will either be accepted or rejected.
2. Contact the admin to this site and suggest the modification to the link in question. You may address your suggestion to admin@EarlyMusicNews.org or click o­n the address found in the FAQ/Contact section.

NOTE: NO EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE ALLOWED IN THE WEBLINKS DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF MISUSE BY SPAMMER AGENTS.


Why was my modification not published?

You submission may not have been published for a variety of reasons. Feel free to contact admin@EarlyMusicNews.org for more information.


What is the mission of the EarlyMusicNews.org website?

EarlyMusicNews.org, created in  July, 2005, publishes early music news related items. News items are submitted by the editorial staff or through the site’s membership. Through its networked membership, EarlyMusicNews.org, will act as a central clearing house of news to the international early music community. 

Core Values

EarlyMusicNews.org believes in open and accessible knowledge for all. Community involvement will provide impetus to the continuous feed of international news.

Vision

EarlyMusicNews.org hopes to provide an interesting and entertaining view of the international early music scene through its continual feed of up-to-date news items and categorized bank of weblinks. All of this through the free flow of disseminating materials.

Mission Statement

EarlyMusicNews.org will publish links to news items contributed by its international membership and will generally not create news items. Articles are provided with a link to a valid website where the original article has been posted. The article must be available for a reasonable period of time so as to provide legitimacy to the news items as well as provide readers with a valid link for their enjoyment. News items must provide information related to the early music field and be of general interest to the public. EarlyMusicNews.org, from time to time, may compose, create and post original news items where quoting directly from the original site is not possible. 

EarlyMusicNews.org will publish a list of links to early music website through its “Weblinks” pages. These will be sorted by categories and made available to the general public.

EarlyMusicNews.org reserves the right to accept/reject article and weblink submission(s).


Where are your online events calendars?

You will find 2 calendars on the EarlyMusicNews.org site with a proposed future calendar in the works.

  • The “Early Music Historical Events Calendar“ found on the “Home” (Index) page lists the date of birth/death of past musicians/composers. The list was pulled from the Wikipedia website. Feel free to contribute to this particular calendar if you find a musician/composer missing from the list. Should you find an error, date corrections are much appreciated.

  • The “International Early Music Conferences and Festivals/Workshops” events calendar is found on the menu list. The list is from contributed dates sent in from various locations. Should you or your group wish to contribute any new event to this list, feel free to write to submit your event to: Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org. All events are verified to prevent spam infiltration.

  • The “International Concert Dates” will appear sometime in 2012. This calendar will list concert dates on all continents. The list of concert events will be pulled from various sources as well as from contribution from verified early music group calendar members. The calendar will make use of the “ical format standard” where contributor will submit concert events via this format. The ical submitted events will facilitate the import of events to the main calendar of concert events. The calendar will depend much on verified member contributions.


I would like to contact someone at the site either by post or email.

Feel free to contact by email as this is the most convenient way to communicate with the site.

EarlyMusicNews.org form mail

Email:
Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org

By Post:

Marc Paré, Editor
EarlyMusicNews.org
623 Bluenose Crescent
Waterloo O­ntario
Canada
N2K 4H4


Country codes are added to the start of the "Subject Title" line of links. How do I know which one to use?

You can find the official ISO country code sets here: http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso-3166-1_decoding_table.htm


I tried to submit a link to a website under a second heading, since not o­nly does the website relate to a particular category on the EarlyMusicNews.org "Web Links" page but it has a very extensive links page and would therefore be usefully displayed both in one category and as a "Link to Links". Is it really not possible to have a link in two or more areas? I am sure there are many cases in which this would be relevant.

Unfortunately, the "Links" software used for the "EarlyMusicNews.org" site does not permit a doubling of entries. For example, in this case, to enter a particular site twice, a complementary entry under the "Links to Links" section linking the "Links" page of the entry would have to be entered. The issue with this however, is that while the official site URL rarely changes in name, the "Links" page could at some point change in name a little more readily. Hence a reluctance for most to avoid linking to specific pages on sites. I am hoping in the near future to revamp this section with a more sophisticated system that could address this issue. It would be preferable at this point to enter the formal URL of the website in question and to provide a more complete description of the advantages of the site in its description. The section where the entry would show on the EarlyMusicNews.org "Web Links" page should reflect the overall flavour of the "Mission Statement" of the entry in question. (ed.)


There are so many links. How do I find links with specific areas of interest? For example how can I find all sites dealing in "medieval music"?

The "Search" window of the "Web Links" section is a powerful tool. In this case you would enter "medieval music" in the search window and the engine will return the results where the word "medieval music" appear in the entry (whether in title; URL; or description body). You may also use word combinations such as "baroque music"; "early music"; "medieval music" etc. (ed.)


How do you keep your weblinks up to date when there are so many?

Every now and then the weblinks are verified by a website bot (robot). This lets us know if any of the links are dead. Submissions (from members) of problem links are verified and corrected as they are received. (ed.)


Do you endorse the websites showing on the "Weblinks" page?

The websites found on the "Weblinks" page have been selected by EarlyMusicNews.org as resources for additional information. EarlyMusicNews.org does not endorse any particular website nor will be held responsible for material found on these sites. (ed.)


I find the font on the website too small to read. Can you increase the size of the font for easier reading?

In Firefox as well as IE v. 7 you may use the combination Control with the + or - key (Ctrl-+ or Ctrl--) to increase or decrease the size of font.

With IE 6.0:
* press and hold the 'Alt' key, then
* type 'V' and 'Z', then
* release 'Alt' key, then
* select the size you want from the list
If you have a scroll wheel o­n your mouse you can also increase and decrease the size of the text by:
* press and hold the "CTRL" key, then move the wheel up and down to change the size of the text.


One of the linked sites is not in English. How could I read what is on that site as it looks interesting?

If you are using Firefox, you may want to try the gTranslate extension. This extension make use of the Google translation services and works well enough.

If you are using IE, you may want to visit the Google site and install the Google Toolbar which has a translation button.

Use these tools at your own risk. (ed.)


I am having problems with the displaying of information on the site. What should I do?

If there are any problems with the functionality of the website, feel free to contact Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org. We will try to rectify the problem.


Are there particular issues with Browsers? I am using IE v.7.

Your browser should be, as much as possible, a *W3C compliant browser. Many past versions of IE were not W3C compliant. Newer versions of IE are expected to be WC3 compliant. We recommend the use of Firefox as your browser. See the banner at the bottom of the page for the link to the Firefox download page. Firefox is fully W3C compliant and will render pages appropriately. *The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. (http://www.w3.org)


Why is all the data in English? Do you support and publish in other languages?

While sympathetic to all concerned regarding the language issue, it was decided to standardize all posting of data in English as it is considered the "lingua franca" of communication for most international organizations. Thus enabling a quicker dissemination of information for our readership. Let us know if this poses any particular challenges for your group. (ed.)


Have you thought of updating the look of the site or adding graphics/flash etc?

The site has been built deliberately with minimal thematic, image/flash content as the main purpose of the site is the dissemination of EarlyMusicNews related articles as well as tools (weblinks). Our readership should feel comfortable in reaching their particular page destination as well as expect familiar static menus. Speed of access is always a concern, hence our choice of minimizing graphics/ flash content that slow the delivery of our pages. Note that "flash/graphic advertising" from early music groups may eventually appear in the header/footer or left/right banners of the site. Speed of webpage delivery will always be considered in these cases. (ed.)


I submitted an article and it was posted. However, I have found an error in the article or I would like to amend the article. How do I do this?

There are 2 ways whereby you can edit the article.

  1. Should you wish to amend the article and add to its content, you can "Comment" o­n the article. You must be a member to comment o­n articles.

  2. Sould you wish to correct an error in the article or part of the article's content need to be modified, you can email Admin@EarlyMusicNews.org and request the amendment. 
Admin


What are the naming standards used on this site? For example: what are the country, language and date abbreviations used on the EarlyMusicNews.org website?

As much as possible the following ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards are used:

Country codes: 2-letter codes as found on  the ISO Country Codes website
Language codes: 3-letter codes as found on the ISO Language Codes website
Date Format codes: ISO Date Format Code website


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