This database is the result of projects undertaken at Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with The RISM (UK) Trust and The British Library. The Arts and Humanities Research Council provided funding between 2001 and 2007 to catalogue music manuscripts across the UK. Funding to catalogue the Julian Marshall Collection at the British Library was provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Funding to digitise and document more than 300 early printed music anthologies at the British Library was provided by JISC via their Rapid Digitisation Programme 2011.
This database is hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
Project Directors: Prof David Charlton (for manuscript music projects); Dr Stephen Rose (Early Music Online project)
Project Manager: Dr Sandra Tuppen
RISM Cataloguers: Dr Peter Bennett, Christine Bethune, Dr Andrea Bornstein, Clare Brown, Caroline Cradock, Charlene Crampin, Dr Laura Davey, Dr Barbara Diana, Dr Loukia Drosopoulou, Nigel Evans, Dr Mark Fitzgerald, Helen Hale-Martin, Adrian Head, Katharine Hogg, Margaret Jones, Francis Knights, Matthew Mills, Dr Bernadette Nelson, Dr Robert Rawson, Dr Jane Roper, Paula Russell, Caroline Shaw, Brooke Shelley, Mark Summers, Dr Myfanwy Walters.
Early Music Online research assistants: Dr Katherine Butler, Dr James Clements, Ian Davis, Dr Loukia Drosopoulou, Ruth Hellen, Matthew Laube, Dr Esperanza Rodríguez-García, Dr Rupert Ridgewell, Andra Patterson, Chris Scobie, Mark Summers, Dr Vassilis Vavoulis and Susi Woodhouse.
|Debian GNU/Linux operating system||Ruby programming language||Rails web application framework||MySQL database server|
|Apache web server||Mongrel cluster server||Ferret full-text search engine||Lilypond music notation system|
|Image Magick image processing system||Capistrano deployment framework||Subversion revision control system||Eclipse development environment|
The incipit search engine is based on the n-gram algorithm created by Dr Matthew Dovey. The technical advisor to the RISM Music Manuscripts Project, 2001-2007, was Dr Marilyn Deegan.