The Delius Catalogue of Works

8 March 2016 1.00pm 2.00pm


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


Joanna Bullivant


Pip Willcox


Digital music cataloguing possibilities for scholars and performers

Digital research is an increasing priority in the humanities, and yet scholars frequently lack the necessary technical skills and support networks to realize their ideas. This talk introduces a collaborative project between the University of Oxford, the British Library and the Royal Library, Denmark, which represents one attempt to overcome these issues. Combining the MerMEId software, the British Library manuscript holdings and musicological expertise, the project is working to create a freely accessible and searchable catalogue of the works of the composer Frederick Delius (1862–1934). This talk will discuss the challenges and advantages of the project, as well as considering future possibilities for this form of digital musicology.

Access: If you have a University or Bodleian Reader’s card, you can get to the Centre for Digital Scholarship through the Mackerras Reading Room on the first floor of the Weston Library, around the gallery. If you do not have access to the Weston Library you are more than welcome to attend the talk: please contact Pip Willcox before the event (


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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