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The LSA Facsimile Collection is Online!!
October 16, 2018
We are VERY EXCITED to announce a new page on the LSA website which contains a combination of external links and links to our uploaded pdfs from the Lute Society of America Facsimile Collection (formerly, Microfilm Library). This represents the extent of the collection as of October 2018. The uploaded files have been scanned from films and photocopies in the LSA collection. These pdfs may be used by LSA members for educational research. External links to other digital facsimiles of lute tablatures have been provided when available for free to the public. Permanent access to the page can be found on our Lute Tabs Sites page.
In addition to Anne's great effort in this undertaking, we wish to thank LSA Past President Michael Grant for initiating and coordinating the effort to bring the LSA collection into the digital world. Thank you to LSA Administrator Nancy Carlin for wisdom on just about all aspects of the project and to Larry and Lois Stover for their careful imaging. we would also like to acknowledge our informal team of internet searchers: Rainer aus dem Spring, Sean Smith, and Markus Lutz.
October 29, 2018
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