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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Now You Can Discover Belgian Music from World War I - Digital Access

The Royal Library of Belgium holds an interesting collection of music from the First World War, and the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project is widening access to it with its digitization project.

Frederic Lemmers, Head of Digitization programs at the Royal Library, gave a presentation about this project to music librarians at the IAML conference in Antwerp earlier this summer. 

The Royal Library's selection of documents concerning music during the Great War is available on both the and websites, the main European digital library and its specific thematic portal dedicated to the Great War.

Additionally, there are several collections of songbooks and music sheets from all parts of Europe, on the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project website, where they've been listed by ten European national libraries. (See also :
Restricted access to the music corpus of the Royal Library of Belgium is also available HERE.
Frédéric Lemmers

Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België)
4, Bd de l'Empereur - Keizerslaan

B-1000 Bruxelles - Brussel

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