Co-administrators of the project are Sibley Music Library staff members Alice Carli, Conservator, and Jim Farrington, Head of Public Services.
Sibley Music Library is the largest academic music library in North America, with total holdings of some 750,000 items. Founded in 1904 by Hiram Watson Sibley (1845-1932) as a public music library for the Rochester, NY community, the library became part of the Eastman School of Music at the School's founding in 1921 as a constituent part of the University of Rochester. During the course of its first century the Library amassed large and noteworthy holdings of rare books as well as strong collections of circulating music scores, recordings, books, and journals. Sibley Music Library's public domain scores digitization program focuses on items drawn from its circulating collection of scores. Given the date of the Library's founding, Sibley is particularly rich in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century (i.e., public domain) scores, including solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, and operatic music.