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This guide is very much a work in progress, begun in the summer of 2016 and launched in a presentation at the 2016 Rome meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML). The goal is to produce a selective list of digital score websites arranged in broad categories to facilitate access to and discovery of this expanding body of online material that comes to us from a diverse, disparate, and diverse body of sources. These include library digital initiatives, academic organizations, commercial publishers and vendors, aggregators and resource providers, creative commons repositories, and the websites of artist-composers.
Scope of content :
Criteria for inclusion:
Darwin F. Scott
Senior Music Librarian
Arthur Mendel Music Library
Woolworth Center of Musical Studies
Princeton, NJ 08544-1007
This guide began developing in late-May 2016 for its inaugural June launch at the 2016 Rome IAML meeting. It grew substantially in October 2016 for an evening panel presentation by eight music librarians on digital scores at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is now expanding to its present form for a "year-later" status overview in late June at the 2017 IAML Congress in Riga.
I encourage recommendations from those consulting this guide for additional resources that meet the selection criteria as well as feedback for improving its utility and correcting inevitable errors or broken links. When submitting resources for consideration, please include URLs and a short justification for inclusion. Please note that there are still a number of identified sources to add to this guide and they will be filling the columns soon. By its very nature, this is a work in continuous development and constant revision, especially as the world of digital scores continues to grow. (June 6, 2017)