ECOLM is a web-accessible user-friendly digital scholarly resource centred around the musicology of the lute. By means of a guided interface, it supplies professional and amateur users with effective and efficient search methods (using words or music as queries) over a database comprising over 2000 pieces of lute music, which can be retrieved, viewed in tablature and (given a suitable computer) played back, without the need to understand specialist computer code. The music is linked with an extensive database of information about the sources of the music and their provenance, composers, publishers and owners, all of which can be searched with complex compound queries. ECOLM also includes a facility to allow specialist scholarly users to add their own research outcomes to the database.
Contact: Geraint Wiggins g.wiggins AT gold.ac.uk