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Friday, February 22 • 10:30am - 12:20pm
ReSounding the Archives: a Cross-institutional Project to Bring New Modes of Access to WWI Sheet Music

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This poster will present the results of a cross-institutional project, Resounding the Archives, funded by a state grant to encourage collaboration among its research universities. The project aims to make World War I era music more accessible by working across institutions to digitize archival sheet music, perform, record, and present these materials. In partnership with two other schools, we used this grant as an opportunity to involve students in three aspects of providing enhanced accessibility for non-musicians to interrogate the past through musical artifacts.

At our institution, an undergraduate music seminar enabled students with different levels of facility with notated music to develop a research project around a piece of sheet music from our World War I archival collection. Students at another school used digital surrogates to prepare a public performance and to record the pieces. Other collaborators, using expertise from a recent exhibition, developed a multimedia website to present the public-domain images, transcriptions, and recordings for public use. All three schools collaborated on a symposium to bring the project together.

The poster will describe the scope of the grant, the design of the class, and our involvement as collaborators.

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Winston Barham

Open Access Librarian, University of Virginia
Winston served in a variety of roles at the University of Virginia Music Library for fifteen years before joining the library's Scholarly Communications team in 2021 as Faculty Open Access Librarian. Winston came into librarianship through the side door - no MLIS - but through the... Read More →
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Abby Flanigan

Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts, University of Virginia

Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm CST
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