DIAMM - Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

The purpose of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) is to obtain, archive and, where necessary, enhance digital images of European sources of medieval polyphonic music. These include a relatively small number of complete manuscripts, found throughout Britain and continental Europe which have been widely studied since their discovery by scholars at various times over the past century. They also include the much more numerous manuscript fragments, often barely legible and hard to place and interpret, which amount to a rich but widely scattered resource that has been relatively neglected, partly because of the difficulty of access, legibility and comparison of widely scattered materials that are at the same time vulnerable to damage and loss. The project has created a new permanent electronic archive of these images, both to facilitate detailed study of this music and its sources, and to assure their permanent preservation.

Last reviewed: 
22 February, 2012