A hearty congratulations to our friends and colleagues at Harvard University‘s Loeb Music Library! Their website Music, First and Last: Scores from the Sir Georg Solti Archive has been awarded a 2015 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award.
According to the American Library Association website, the awards “recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North America and Caribbean institutions.” Harvard’s Solti library won the the Division Five (electronic exhibition) award for its “clean, uncluttered design” and ease of navigation. “The ability to access complete scores is good for scholarship, while the ability to easily access audio and video enhances the experience for the visitor.”
In Harvard University’s press release, Sarah Adams—Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library—said, “This is an outstanding recognition not only of the online exhibition but of the significance of the Solti Archive itself, which is an extensive body of work rich with content that benefits musicians and scholars across the world.”
The website initially was launched in March 2014.