Open Music Archive Projects:About

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Open Music Archive, initiated by Eileen Simpson & Ben White, is a collaborative project to source, digitise, and distribute out of copyright music recordings. The archive website launched in January 2006 and is open for anyone to use, edit and contribute to.

Open Music Archive Projects is a forum for projects using material from the archive. We want to engage in future collaborations and distributive projects.

Open Music Archive Projects section was created using the following open source technologies:


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