A collaboration between the University of Louisville’s Dwight Anderson Music Library and Digital Initiatives Department has resulted in the digitization of the University of Louisville School of Music Guest Book. Begun in 1949, the book contains signatures and handwritten messages from many of the most well-known musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This article describes the approach to scanning, cataloging, indexing, and providing full-text searchable online access to the guest book using CONTENTdm digital media management software. It addresses resource and technical challenges encountered and overcome.
Original Publication Information
This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Music Reference Services Quarterly, volume 13, issue 1-2, in 2010, following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1080/10588167.2010.494547.
Procell, James and Howard, Rachel, "The University of Louisville School of Music Guest Book : from local treasure to online resource." (2010). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 9.