BandMusic PDF Library

BandMusic PDF Library

Intro

Who Are We?

We are BandMusic PDF Library, conservators and stewards of our band music heritage from the time of John Philip Sousa, Karl L. King, Henry Fillmore and all the other great composers who were active during the Golden Age of the American Town Band.

Our special focus is public domain music from the 1880s through 1922.

Beginnings

Music from this time period was donated to North Royalton (Ohio) Community Band — boxes and boxes and boxes of time-worn, brown-edged sheet music.

Most pages were too fragile to hand out so we decided to scan the music. Once everything was scanned, the next logical step was to share it with other bands. Just in time, our first webmaster, Graham Nasby, stepped up and agreed to create a library website and host it.

The Library became a non-profit corporation in 2006.

As always, there is no charge for downloading and using these band treasures.

All music in BandMusic PDF Library is copyright-free in the USA. Visitors from other countries — please determine that you are complying with your country’s copyright regulations, which may differ from those of the USA.

http://www.bandmusicpdf.org/intro.html

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Some of our history, as recorded by social media, is missing

This is of no surprise to me as the social media companies are interested in currency not the past. Neither do their business models encourage archiving of user content no matter how trivial it would seem to be to implement (according to some of those commenting on this article).

History, As Recorded on Twitter, Is Vanishing From The Web, Say Computer Scientists, http://www.technologyreview.com

They found that the older the social media, the more likely its content was to be missing. In fact, they found an almost linear relationship between time and the percentage lost.

The numbers are startling. They say that 11 per cent of the social media content had disappeared within a year and 27 per cent within 2 years. Beyond that, SalahEldeen and Nelson say the world loses 0.02 per cent of its culturally significant social media material every day.

The study is here:

Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?