What's the Score at the Bodleian?

What’s the Score at the Bodleian? (2013) was a project to increase access to music scores from the Bodleian’s collections through a combination of rapid digitization and the creation of descriptive metadata through crowd-sourcing. Over 4,000 scores were digitized and described from 64 boxes of unbound, uncatalogued sheet music, mostly for piano, from the mid-Victorian period. The scores include dance music and other pieces designed for home entertainment, many with illustrated covers.

The images and metadata were migrated to Digital Bodleian in 2018.