IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana

Indiana University's Digital Library Program is pleased to announce the 
release of IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana. 
(  This website 
provides access to thousands of pieces of sheet music from the Indiana 
State Library, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana Historical Society 
and the Indiana University Lilly Library and was developed by the 
Indiana University Digital Library Program with funding from the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services.   Drawn primarily from the 
late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the collection includes 
works by well-known composers such as George M. Cohan, Cole Porter, Al 
Jolson, and Jerome Kern. The sheet music collections of the Indiana 
State Library, Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Historical Society 
have been completely digitized. Thousands of items from the Lilly 
Library sheet music collections are currently part of the site.  Work 
continues on creating records for more of the approximately 150,000 
pieces held by the Lilly Library. As the records are completed they 
will be systematically added to the site.

The IN Harmony Sheet Music Cataloging Tool

As part of the IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana IMLS project, a 
sheet music cataloging tool was developed to assist libraries, 
archives, museums, and individual collectors describe their sheet music 
collections in a robust and standards-based way. This is a production 
system of the Indiana University Digital Library Program and was used 
to catalog more than 10,000 pieces of sheet music for the IN Harmony 
project.   The tool collects descriptive metadata about sheet music and 
exports it in the MODS, simple Dublin Core, and OAI-PMH Static 
Repository formats.   It is available under a BSD license from the IN 
Harmony Cataloging Tool SourceForge Project 
( ) in three formats: as a Windows 
installer, as a MacOS installer, and as source code.

Stacy Kowalczyk
Associate Director, Projects and Services
Digital Library Program
Indiana University
Wells Library W501
(812) 855-8758