We need you to help catalogue Rameau, Telemann, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, and more!

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If you love music and/or cataloguing things, join our community of musicians and librarians who are helping expand VMII!

This is a great project for anyone looking to get experience with musical metadata — as a stepping stone to jobs in music librarianship or just for the delight of helping people find beautiful music to perform.

Metadata can sound intimidating, but you don’t have to have cataloguing or metadata experience, and you don’t even have to be a musician. There are lots of ways to help, and you don’t have to commit to a certain number of hours per week.

Contribute to a project that music libraries use, learn about a computer science approach to metadata, and discover some great music with us.

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How it works

First, choose a vocal composer you love. You’ll need a good collected works edition or facsimile to work from. If you aren’t sure which source to use, ask us.

You’ll use Google Sheets to do your cataloguing, and we’ll then import your work into VMII.

Please read our documentation to understand the column format.

Current cataloguers

Our Handel Opera Team includes an anonymous volunteer, as well as Daniel Kazez, Oliva Clayton, Emma Clarkson, and Anne Charrier.

Team Buxtehude includes Pedro Pastor, Nelia Marie Koontz, Mya Ballin, Sacha Schneider, Virginia Schneider, Jordan Good, and May Robertson.

If you like cataloguing things, please consider becoming a cataloguer!

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