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Rare Music Materials at Stanford

Digitization

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The digital items viewable here are the accumulation of individual scanning requests and small projects, and represent only a fraction of the Stanford University Libraries' rare and antiquarian music manuscripts, first and early editions, letters, and ephemera.

The content provided on this site and the site structure itself are products of the expertise and care of the Digital Library Systems and Services team, the Department of Special Collections, and the Metadata Department. Special thanks go to Benjamin Albritton, Catherine Aster, Arcadia Falcone, Gary Geisler, Timothy Noakes, Astrid Smith, and Laura Wilsey.

Stanford's Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) combine state-of-the-art equipment with highly trained staff and best practices to support in-house digitization of rare and often fragile materials. Images are typically ingested into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), providing controlled display and download through SearchWorks, Stanford's catalog, as well as ensuring that digital files are maintained in a secure, long-term storage environment.

Learn more about the Stanford Libraries' digitization program: