Thanks, both of you.
My interest, personally, is always twofold. In this case:
1. I want to learn as many songs as I can as easily as I can, and make mine the ones that feel like they can be mine.
2. I want a good resource never to be wasted, and to make it available to share with as many as possible, as efficiently and easily as possible.
So we have talked about scanning as a start, and I'll want a copy. Whatever happens after that will happen, if people want to make it happen and can work together to make it so.
All ideas welcome. I don't think though that they'll be up to me to do or bless... I think a project manager will step forward, and it may be one of the two people I have already spoken to (Mudcatters Amos and cowboypoet). My concern in who will manage this will be just that the materials are handled responsibly and returned to me.