[OAI-implementers] LC Sheet Music metadata available

Caroline Arms caar@loc.gov
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 12:08:47 -0500 (EST)

~47,000 metadata records for sheet music digitized for American Memory are
now available for harvesting from lcoa1 as a new set (in Dublin Core and
oai-marc formats).

  BaseURL  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/oai1_0 

Over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the
years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and
secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and
instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.  The
corresponding American Memory collection is 

  Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 

This is the third Set available.  The others are American Memory's 
digitized maps (~3000) and a collection of dance manuals (~200).

We have implemented the ResumptionToken feature (using the same
temporary session file approach used for American Memory).  As currently
configured, ListIdentifiers returns batches of 5,000 and ListRecords
batches of 500.  

  Caroline Arms                                   caar@loc.gov
  National Digital Library Program