Variations at IU has been retired and replaced with Media Collections Online. For more information, see the Retirement FAQ.
Variations at IU Bloomington
Variations provides online access to selected recordings and scores from the Indiana University Cook Music Library for use by IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff. The entire collection is accessible from computers in the Music Library. Outside the Music Library, access is limited to music faculty and to students currently enrolled in a class for which Variations is used.
There are three places to get started using Variations. For any of these to work, Variations should be installed on the computer you are using, though some limited audio streaming functionality is available via the web browser.
The Variations Digital Music Library system (software, not content!) is freely available for use by other institutions. For more information about deploying Variations at your institution, visit the Variations open source page on Sourceforge.
Variations-Related Projects and History
Variations-related software has been in use at Indiana University since 1996.
At IU, Variations is jointly
supported by the IU
Digital Library Program and
Cook Music Library.