Bodleian call for ‘citizen librarians’

The Bodleian Library has launched an appeal for members of the public to compile an online catalogue for their music collection.

What’s the score at the Bodleian? allows ‘citizen librarians’ to describe 4,000 previously-unknown pieces of Victorian piano music. The tracks have been made available on the library’s website and anyone can submit a description.

Martin Holmes, Alfred Brendel Curator of Music at the Bodleian Libraries, said: ‘In making the scores available online, they will not only be accessible for academic study but will also be there to enjoy for anyone who is interested in Victorian music, culture and society.’