Europeana Music - Call for Curators!

Dear All

Apologies for cross posting – I sent the following to the IASA listserv, introducing myself and asking for volunteers to help curate the Europeana Music landing page for the rest of the calendar year.

If anyone from the Europeana Sounds Task Force would like to get involved in this venture, please do let me know.

Many thanks
Tom Miles


Dear All

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and, to let you know about what's happening with the Europeana Music Collections.

I'm Tom Miles, based at the British Library and, until February 2017, I was working on the Europeana Sounds project as work package lead for aggregation. Over the three year project, the data providers - sound libraries, music libraries and other institutions - succeeded in publishing over 600,000 sounds and 300,000 audio-related items on Europeana.

Part of the project involved the development of Europeana Music, which highlights musical collections on Europeana - not only recorded music but also images of musicians, musical instruments, sheet music and music manuscripts. You can find out more here:

My current role is to promote Europeana Music further and, for this reason, I'm writing to you now. I'm organising the monthly curation of the Europeana Music landing page. Each month, we present a different theme on the landing page. For example, March looked at the music of Alban Berg and February looked at the musical instruments of Africa.

I'm coordinating this monthly curation and need to find themes for the months of June to December this year. If anyone out there would like to get involved in curating one of these monthly themes, I would be delighted to hear from you! Please email me at

I'll also be keeping in touch to tell you about the Europeana Sounds Task Force forum - if you'd like to be part of this forum please go to the following link:

Many thanks and best wishes

Tom Miles

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