Digital collection of sources


  • This dates back to 1997, when the Department had its first opportunity to apply digital technology to studying sources.
  • In the years that followed, a facility suitable for digitizing the microfilm collection was established within the Institute of Musicology and methods of digitizing and archiving were devised. Progress has been even since about 2000, with about 40 sources a year undergoing digitization. The work has meant that about 70 per cent of the microfilm collection of 900 items has been digitized.
  • The archive consists of digital copies of the sources, which are documented in detail, stored on CD and linked to an electronic register.
  • The entire collection is available to researchers at any time through the Institute’s internal network. This eases significantly the tasks of comparative examination.
  • The catalogue of digital sources has been available on the Internet since 2001 at