Tuesday, August 24, 2010

University of Washington Libraries Music Library Digital Scores Collection Now Open

The Music Library Digital Scores Collection at the University of
Washington Libraries is now available online directly at
http://content.lib.washington.edu/mmweb/ or can be searched as a part of the UW Digital Collections.

The collection currently includes digital images of manuscript musical
scores dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, the majority of the
collection comprising 17th- and 18th- century operas, opera excerpts, and
other vocal music. The original manuscripts are held in the Music
Library's Rare Book Collection and are indexed in RISM A/II.

The project was funded by the University of Washington Libraries 21st
Century Awards. Co-PI's for the project are Deborah Pierce, UW Odegaard Undergraduate Library, and Anne Graham, UW Libraries Digital Initiatives.

The images were photographed using a Canon EOS 40 D camera with a Canon EF 50mm f1.4 Lens and a copystand. Metadata for the RISM A/II portion of the collection was provided by the International RISM Office and modified to meet the needs of the project. Metadata is available for full contents analytics/each of the individual pieces in the collective manuscripts in the collection.

For more information about the project, contact:

Deborah Pierce
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
University of Washington Libraries
Box 353080
Seattle, WA 98195

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