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S. Tuppen. Early Music Online: Opening up the British Library's 16th-Century Music Books

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Sandra Tuppen (British Library).
Music Linked Data Workshop, 12 May 2011, JISC, London.


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  • 1. Early Music Online A pilot project to digitise 300 of the earliest volumes of printed music from the British Library’s collections
    • Opening up the British Library’s music collection to all
    • Some of the world’s oldest and rarest printed music (ca. 21,000 images) to be made freely available online
    • Open educational licence to encourage use and re-purposing of content and embedding in teaching and research
    • Enhancing resource discovery
    • Detailed inventories of the books’ contents to be created for the first time, with access points for composer and title
    • Data to be included in British Library catalogue, COPAC and RISM music database, with links to digitised content from each
    • Encouraging digital scholarship
    • Digital images to be provided to Aruspix project, which is developing an OCR and transcription tool for early music
    • Sharing best practice
    • Results of pilot project to be shared with others involved in the digitisation of music sources
    www.earlymusiconline.org Funded by JISC as part of the Rapid Digitisation programme 2011