Variations2 is a four-year project that
started in October of 2000 and will continue through 2004.
The funding for Variations2 is provided by the National Science Foundation and
National Endowment for Humanities, through the Digital Libraries Initiative
Phase 2 (DLI2) program.
Variations2 builds upon the work that has been done through the digital music
library project entitled VARIATIONS, which has already digitized and provided
access to over 7000 recordings and 200 scores at the Music Library of Indiana
The scope and the goals of Variations2 require a truly interdisciplinary
approach, with research and development conducted in the areas of Usability,
Metadata standards, Copyright issues, Music Instruction, System Design, and
The four main target user groups of this project include Music Faculty,
Students, Librarians, and other, more general library user group.