[aserl_coll_assess] FW: Public Domain Song Anthology Launched!
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:33:57 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

Wanted to share news about an interesting new model for providing an Open 
Educational Resource.  The Public Domain Song Anthology is being developed by  
a team of librarians and musicologists under the guidance of the Music Library 
Association.   It will be hosted by the University of Virginia Library’s open 
access press.  See below for the details about the content of the package.

This Anthology is being produced under a crowdfunding model, with support 
levels ranging from $150 to $750 for early adopters (<-- very reasonable, if 
you ask me.)  See https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/pdsongbookpurchase for 
details on how you can support this endeavor. Production is expected to be 
complete by mid-June 2019.

Please share with your colleagues!


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322



From: Kathleen DeLaurenti <kathleendelaurenti [at] gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:51 PM
To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org>
Subject: Public Domain Song Anthology Launched!

Hi John -

We're launching our project today! Here is the announcement - I'd be grateful 
if you're able to share it with the ASERL Deans/ULs.


Hello everyone!

The Music Library Association is thrilled to announce the Public Domain Song 
Anthology: Popular Music for Study and Performance with modern and traditional 
hamonizations by David Berger and Chuck 

The first Music Library Association Open Edition and the first open educational 
score anthology, the Anthology will be published by 
Aperio<https://aperio.press/site/about/>, the University of Virginia Library’s 
open access press.

The Public Domain Song Anthology is a songbook of 370 popular tunes that 
includes early popular music, jazz, and traditional tunes that have become part 
of the jazz standard repertory. Newly arranged by David Berger (Jazz at Lincoln 
Center) and Chuck Israels (bassist and former member of the Bill Evans 
Trio)<https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/pdsongbookbios>, the songs are 
presented with both a modern and traditional harmonization – providing students 
and performers with expert lessons on how to realize these important tunes in 
the standard repertory.

This is an open education project, and we are looking to secure productions 
costs in advance of release instead of recouping costs through sales. We are 
inviting libraries to purchase the Anthology with a variety of value-added 
options. You can purchase your copy of the Public Domain Song Anthology 

The publication is engraved in Sibelius notation software and will be released 
as Sibelius source files, musicXML, and a musicXML encoded PDF. Sibelius files 
are meet NVDA standards for musicians with visual impairments and musicXML 
files will be translated to Braille music files over time. In addition to being 
an accessible teaching and learning tool, because all of the tunes are in the 
public domain, the songbook can be used by professional musicians who are 
looking for repertoire to play alongside originals in small clubs and 
restaurants that do not have public performance licenses.

David and Chuck are donating all of their original work in these arrangements 
to the public domain with a CC-0 license in celebration of the 13 new works 
included entering the public domain in 2019.

We are grateful for co-publishing support from the University of Michigan 
Library and the Arthur Friedheim Library of the Peabody Institute of the Johns 
Hopkins University. We hope you’ll join them today in supporting this valuable 
music resource! <https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/pdsongbookpurchase>

Questions? You can reach me directly at kathleendelaurenti [at] 
gmail.com<mailto:kathleendelaurenti [at] gmail.com> or email openaccess [at] 
musiclibraryassoc.org<mailto:openaccess [at] musiclibraryassoc.org>!

We look forward to making this valuable resource available.


Kathleen DeLaurenti
Open Access Editor, Music Library Association
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