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What's the Score at the Bodleian?

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Goal Increase access to the Bodleian Libraries' music.
Task Describe digitised music collections.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The Bodleian Libraries are enlisting the help of the public in order to improve access to their music collections. Over four thousand digitized scores, mostly piano music from the nineteenth century, many of which have illustrated covers, have now been made available online.

By describing these images, you will not only be helping to provide access to this valuable but hitherto 'hidden' collection, you will also be facilitating future research into popular music of the period and the wider social function which it performed during the Victorian age.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At home
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Tags archive, bodleian, classical, era, library, music, score, sheet, the, victoria, whats
Project Updated 05/23/2018