An additional project joins the list of the winning proposals under the JISC Rapid Digitisation call 16/10.
Early Music Online, Royal Holloway, Stephen Rose, £75,521
This is a pilot project that will digitise 300 volumes of the world’s earliest printed music from holdings at the British Library, and make them publicly accessible via the internationally-recognised RISM UK music database hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
These volumes contain approximately 10,000 musical compositions, which will be individually indexed. The digitised content and metadata will be linked to the British Library Integrated Catalogue and COPAC, in order to maximise the exposure and discoverability of these sources of unique international importance.