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About.

The "Music of Social Change" project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, uses the OAI protocol to develop a new model for library-museum collaborations that broaden access to resources for learning communities. This model will facilitate the integration of resources that are held in different record formats at various institutions into a single searchable system.

Project Documents.

Grant Proposal:
The original grant proposal details the goals and anticipated outcomes of the Music of Social Change project.

Interim Report:
Submitted in January, 2005, this interim report details the progress to date on the Music of Social Change project.

Collaborative Model:
The Collaborative Model details how museums can collaborate with libraries and other institutions by means of the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

Essays on Music and Social Change:
These scholarly essays provide contextual information regarding the primary documents contained in the project's collections.

Weblinks on Music and Social Change:
These weblinks have been selected and annotated by scholars in order to provide learning communities with a solid base of websites related to music and the African American Freedom Struggle.

Project Software Tools:

Metascholar Metadata Migrator Open Source Software:
The Metadata Migrator tool allows institutions such as museums, archives, research centers, and small libraries to make their locally stored records available for online searching. By mapping field names in the institution’s records to Dublin Core elements, the Metadata Migrator creates OAI-compliant XML records that metadata harvesters can search and retrieve. Because institutions can select which fields from each record to “migrate,” they retain control over sensitive information while making general information about their collection available to scholars conducting web searches.

Metascholar Metadata Migrator User Guide Version 1.0:
The Metadata Migrator Manual provides a detailed guide to the use of this software.