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June 28, 2008

Web Sources for Historical Sheet Music

In the business of putting on historical events, with appropriate music, one frequently encounters the need to find appropriate sheet music. Further, when one has been doing historical events for many years, one can get a bit tired of the same tunes all the time, and want to dig up something new--that everyone hasn't heard yet.

Fortunately, there seem to be a growing collection of sites on the web that can be tapped for historical sheet music. Of course, with copyright laws being what they are, you aren't going to find much past 1920, but if your interests lie in the Victorian or Ragtime eras (and occasionally earlier) there's some good stuff out there free of charge.

Here are the ones I know about. If you know some more, please add them via "comments".

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Posted by Walter at 05:21 PM

June 25, 2008

Walter Pontificating About Web 2.0

On Friday, June 27th, I have been asked to speak at a conference of Library technicians on the topic of Library applications of "Web 2.0" technologies, by which is meant such "social networking" tools as Facebook and YouTube.

Here is what I have to say. It is posted here so those who might have attended the presentation can get the slides, or perhaps someone else might find it useful or interesting. It is a general overview with some noted as useful and others as useless.

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Posted by Walter at 12:55 PM