Digitization of the IMD archives

Since May, 2010 IMD works intensely on the digitization of its extensive archive, one of the most important collections for the 20th and 21st century music history in general. It mainly hosts material on the history of the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt.

Besides preserving the archives by digitization a web data base will enable researchers all over the world to research the stock. Cooperations with the universities of Hamburg, Basel and Münster will create a research network that aims at giving new impulses to the source based research on the music of our time.

 

An important partner for IMD's digitization project is the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HfG). The team of the "Institute for Digital ›Gedächtnis‹“ under the direction of Jürgen Enge is responsible for the technical realization of the project and the integration of the different archive materials into one data base. The Deutsche Rundfunkarchiv (DRA) in Frankfurt am Main digitizes wide stocks of the IMD sound archive, a work that they had already begun in a former project in 1997. These early sound documents will now be integrated together with the new digitized contents into the data base.

The digitization project is made possible by the generous four-year support by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and since 2014 by Hessische Kulturstiftung.

 

In a first step specialized data base prototypes were developed: Audio data base, text archive and photo data base. In 2013 these individual data base components are now combined and web research will be made possible.

 

Since the project start more than 12,000 document sheets have been scanned and tagged and approximately 2,500 audio files were digitized by the DRA.


Archive Digitization Team at IMD:
Gudrun Glemann
Nikolaus Heyduck
Jürgen Krebber (Project coordination)
Claudia Mayer-Haase
Dr. Thomas Schäfer

 

 

Partners:

Institute for Digital "Gedächtnis" (HFG Karlsruhe)

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA)


Text, photo and audio data base of IMD

 

This project is made possible by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain
and Hessische Kulturstiftung.

 

Logo Kulturfonds

 

Logo Hessische Kulturstiftung

Since May, 2010 IMD works intensely on the digitization of its extensive archive, one of the most important collections for the 20th and 21st century music history in general. It mainly hosts material on the history of the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt.

Besides preserving the archives by digitization a web data base will enable researchers all over the world to research the stock. Cooperations with the universities of Hamburg, Basel and Münster will create a research network that aims at giving new impulses to the source based research on the music of our time.

 

An important partner for IMD's digitization project is the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HfG). The team of the "Institute for Digital ›Gedächtnis‹“ under the direction of Jürgen Enge is responsible for the technical realization of the project and the integration of the different archive materials into one data base. The Deutsche Rundfunkarchiv (DRA) in Frankfurt am Main digitizes wide stocks of the IMD sound archive, a work that they had already begun in a former project in 1997. These early sound documents will now be integrated together with the new digitized contents into the data base.

The digitization project is made possible by the generous four-year support by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and since 2014 by Hessische Kulturstiftung.

 

In a first step specialized data base prototypes were developed: Audio data base, text archive and photo data base. In 2013 these individual data base components are now combined and web research will be made possible.

 

Since the project start more than 12,000 document sheets have been scanned and tagged and approximately 2,500 audio files were digitized by the DRA.


Archive Digitization Team at IMD:
Gudrun Glemann
Nikolaus Heyduck
Jürgen Krebber (Project coordination)
Claudia Mayer-Haase
Dr. Thomas Schäfer

 

 

Partners:

Institute for Digital "Gedächtnis" (HFG Karlsruhe)

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA)