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Request for access to the API

Postby basscleff94010 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:34 pm

I have requested access to the IMSLP site three times now but have not received any response. So I writing to ask if the e-mail must be going to the wrong place. I submitted all my requests, as stipulated on the web site to: feldmahler@imslp.org

If my project is not worthy of this use of the API, or if the API is not longer available, it would be helpful to get that information. If the e-mail address is wrong, can you tell me the correct e-mail address to get a "yes/no" answer?

Here is a copy of my original e-mail of January 2014:

Subject: Request for IMSLP API Account
Date: 20 January 2014 at 4:51:20 PM PST
To: feldmahler@imslp.org

Mr. Guo, I am writing to request an API account per the instruction on the IMSLP web site.

(1) the nature of your project

I am building a web site for the Civic Symphony Assoc. of San Francisco. The organization is a registered non-profit with a dual mission: providing free concerts to the community and providing a place for adult amateurs to learn and play classical music. The association has currently runs three groups: SF Civic Symphony, Civic Strings, and Civic Chamber Groups.

The group was established in 1931, with funding from the city of San Francisco until ten years ago. After the city ended funding, the orchestra is own and operated by volunteers from the community. It is now funded by donations only. No one is required to pay to listen or play in the ensembles, so that they remain accessible to all. You can see more information about the Civic Symphony Association of San Francisco at:

sfcivicsymphony.org

(2) a detailed description of your project,

I started the web site to allow musicians to can find other players to perform pieces. The web site allows “signing up” for pieces, as well as suggesting pieces and venues to play them. I would like to the IMSLP API to help musicians quickly find appropriate pieces and to access the written scores and parts as available on IMSLP.

The primary Use Case would be to search IMSLP by composer or piece name, then select the appropriate title and details, to be added to the repertoire database of the groups. The IMSLP API would improve the ease and accuracy of connecting playing musicians.

We serve a community of about 500 musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We expect no more than three or four queries per day to the IMSLP API.

The web site is based on an open source Drupal distribution running on a well-known web hosting service.

We will offer our software (php) to other non-profit community education groups under a free GPL license. Of course, any other groups using the software would need their own API account.

(3) the royalty you are willing to pay (if applicable),

We hope not to have to pay any fee because we collect no fee from others. We receive no funding other than donations. If we need to pay something, please tell me how much.

(4) the timeframe within which your project will go live.

The new web site is development now. We hope to add the IMSLP API by early February 2014.

Thank you for your consideration.

Paul Grantham
bassist and board member, SF Civic Symphony
phone: xxx.xxx.xxxx

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Re: Request for access to the API

Postby Choralia » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:00 pm

basscleff94010 wrote:The primary Use Case would be to search IMSLP by composer or piece name, then select the appropriate title and details, to be added to the repertoire database of the groups. The IMSLP API would improve the ease and accuracy of connecting playing musicians.

Please note that IMSLP is based on the MediaWiki software and supports the MediaWiki API. For this Use Case the MediaWiki API is probably sufficient, without using the IMSLP API that requires specific permissions.

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Re: Request for access to the API

Postby basscleff94010 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:33 am

Max, thanks for the suggestion. I have tried using the wikimedia API and I found the results it returns are too inconsistent to be useful. One important piece of information I need is the instrumentation for a piece. In looking at the IMSLP API documents, there seems to be more accurate tagging of information. I can't be sure until I have tried that API, of course. However, I can't do those tests without access to the API. Hence my request.
Paul

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Re: Request for access to the API

Postby Carolus » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:22 pm

Feldmahler is out of country right now. I'll mention this to him as soon as he's back.


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