With the release of CIS-Net 5.0 users will notice lots of positive changes such as the new, modern user interface. One of the most significant changes is the addition of the Single Work Dashboard; a tool that will change the way information is presented on CIS-Net.
The Single Work Dashboard (SWD) was created to address the changing music landscape, the fragmentation of rights, and the increasingly complex picture of how music royalties are distributed around the world. Before CIS-Net 5.0 if a user wanted to see a global “picture” of a musical work they had to select which nodes they wanted to search and then sift through the results to find the pertinent information.
With Single Work Dashboard, CIS-Net users select the work they are interested in and then select the territory(ies) for which they want information. For example, a Sacem user might select one of their domestic works and request the territorial view of that work for Brazil and Belgium. If the PROs for those territories have a record for that Sacem work, and the works share the same ISWC, the results will be displayed side-by-side.
The side-by-side view is a quick visual way of viewing how the work is documented in the selected territories, and for determining if there are any discrepancies between the results. Moving the cursor over a shareholder highlights that shareholder across the different territories, so if one society uses a creator’s patronym, and another society uses a creator’s pseudonym they will both be highlighted.
Users will notice that they now have access to all sorts of supplementary information in a single place with minimal navigation. For example, to view a creator’s IP information users can expand the creator box to see detailed IPI information such as pseudonyms, and affiliation per right type. They can also see local sub-publisher information, title information, and performer information.
The Single Work Dashboard gives CIS-Net users a quick and easy way to verify how their members’ repertoire is documented around the world. And that’s only the beginning; the first release of SWD will be a building block for possible future enhancements and functions, such as the ability to “assemble” a work from the various work details provided, and to download that work into your proprietary system, or the ability to assess the data consistency and integrity of linked works, and much more.
We think that CIS-Net users will soon discover that the Single Work Dashboard has become an irreplaceable part of their daily processes.
Christopher McKenzie, SOCAN
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