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Sheet Music Consortium Guide

A guide to the use of the Sheet Music Consortium

Matthew Vest

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Matthew Vest
Subjects: Music & Dance


This is a guide to the Sheet Music Consortium.

You may suggest additions to this guide by contacting the guide owners.

This guide was created by Maureen Brabec in summer 2018. 

About the Sheet Music Consortium

  • There are 35 collections that have been harvested for the Sheet Music Consortium. These collections represent universities and government organizations from the US, UK and Australia. 
  • In 2007, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a planning grant to UCLA and Indiana University from their National Leadership grant program for the development of the Next Generation Sheet Music Consortium (SMC). Subsequently in 2009, the IMLS awarded these institutions a National Leadership Grant for the creation of the SMC.
  • The SMC utilizes the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). 
  • Metadata Guidelines: The SMC has an extensive guide to contributing edits to SMC entries on the "About" page.
  • One of the Sheet Music Consortium's unique goals is to preserve information about Publishers through the aggregation of sheet music data.

Selected Sheet Music Covers







Special thanks to the UCLA Library Exhibits "Songs of America: Themes in American Popular Music." The above sheet music covers were taken from the exhibit's web page. For more information, please see: