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MIT Project: submission of 14,000 scores

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:00 pm
by imslp
Recently a MIT professor has contacted me giving IMSLP permission to use his personal collection of more than 14,000 scanned (mostly piano) scores that he hosts. However, due to the high likelihood of site ripping, I will not publicly post the URL. Instead, the URL will only be available to project members.

The requirements of becoming a member is that there be significant contribution prior to the announcement of this project. This is just as additional protection against site ripping. I will choose a few contributors who sign up as the starting project members.

Anyone who is interested please reply here :)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:35 pm
by goldberg988
Wow, that's incredible! Please count me in!

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:08 pm
by imslp
And your in :) I'll send you the URL soon... have to put up the project page first.

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:01 pm
by daphnis
I, too, would like to help get these scores to IMSLP!

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:33 pm
by emeraldimp
If you'll use me, I'll help when able!

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:10 am
by Carolus
As the late baseball announcer Harry Carey used to always yell - Holy Cow! I'll be happy to help, with the caveat that my free time is quite limited at present.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:21 am
by horndude77
I'd love to help if you want me.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:23 am
by imslp
All four of you are in :) I will create the project page right now and send you the URLs via PM on the forums.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:02 am
by imslp

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:21 am
by imslp
URLs sent. Please check your pm message box here on the forums (click the link at the top between "profile" and "log out").

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:32 am
by mcroskell
I'll be glad to help out if you're still looking to add more people to the project.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:25 am
by daphnis
Wow, this is a lot. How do you think we should proceed? I was thinking something along the lines of taking it one folder at a time (since this is how it's structured), and perhaps creating a master list of the directories on the project page and letting us add our names to the sides of the ones we'll undertake? Just a thought...
I see lots of my original scans in this collection, which makes me feel proud that so many of my scores are out amongst 'em :)

EDIT: I now see on the project page it has been decided to be broken down into letters.

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:35 am
by Funper
Count me in to..!

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:04 am
by imslp
Done. :)

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:09 am
by Leonard Vertighel
I was wondering (I don't have experience with score submission): Do you think it might be faster to create a spreadsheet (or something similar) with the file URLs + meta data, rather than submitting the files one by one? For if that is the case, I could teach 5Y to create work pages, download the files and submit them to IMSLP (reading the necessary info from the spreadsheet). Just a thought, I really have no idea if that would be much more efficient than doing everything manually.

In any case, I don't have time to work on it right now, but maybe in august or september. Let me know what you think...