Computing in Musicology, Vol. 12
14. Digitization of Musical Sources: An Overview
musical source material is not a new technique. Yet it has only begun to
emerge in the field of music scholarship in the past two years. Declining
prices and increased functionality of equipment and software have
facilitated this transition. This article presents a brief overview of the
basic essentials of digital imagery and gives a brief introduction to
graphic databases and their usage. It introduces a series of articles that
concern widely varied uses related to both printed and manuscript
materials from the fifteenth century through recent decades.
This article introduces five others
which deal with various uses of imaging tools in retrieving
"lost" content and comparing different sources for the same
Below: samples from a catalogue of
images stored for the project discussed in the last of the following group
of articles (sources for the study of Berg's Wozzeck).