Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book

The Other Codex: Music Notation in the Digital Era

Perry Roland.

After a brief survey of the history of music notation and its representation using computers, the paper will address the challenges and opportunities for creating and disseminating music notation in XML form, instead of, or in addition to, the more traditional printed form and the sweeping changes in many areas, music publishing, education, preservation, and scholarly communication, for example, that could lie ahead.


Perry Roland  (United States)
Library Technologist
Digital Library Research & Development
University of Virginia

  • Music Books
  • Music Notation
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)