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Diva

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   If you want to see a manuscript that is housed in Berlin and you are located in Montreal, libraries have a few ways of showing you the pages online. You can scroll through thumbnail images, go page-by-page, or download

Rodan: the Technology behind SIMSSA

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  Most commercial Optical Music Recognition (OMR) systems work in a fairly opaque, inflexible way: the user puts an image in; it gives a file out. Academic OMR systems tend to be much more complex and are rarely used outside

BarFinder: Search Music Measure by Measure

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A music score can go through many different versions. First the composer writes it, then the copyist may change it a bit, and then the printer may change it further. Or, the composer might create a slightly different score for

A Serving of Food and Culture from CuiZine

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  CuiZine, an academic journal for the study of Canadian food cultures, was launched in January 2009 by McGill faculty member Nathalie Cooke and Victoria Dickenson, then director of the McCord Museum. After realizing that the study of foodways in

Thoughtful History: The Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiative

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  Though rich in sources, the post-classical period of Islamic philosophical thought (1100-1900CE) has largely been overlooked by Western Scholars.