A range of sample musical editions are available on digital-musicology. The musical examples are MEI coded and are rendered and displayed on the fly in the browser. Furthermore, the website aims to make projects on the editions of work corpora available for which printing is either too costly or simply not viable.
As part of the Digital Humanities, Digital Musicology in the proper sense is the canon of modelling, transformation and analytical applications for processing native, digitally generated information. This includes both notation and text as well as audio data. In a wider sense, Digital Musicology also includes projects based upon traditional database systems with the task of processing structural data.
Over the coming years, traditional, digital forms of archiving and editing musical notation will increasingly replace printed forms of publication. The XML-based coding technique of the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) has now established itself as the standard. Among other things, digital editions of music offer the option of presenting corrections, variants or different stages in the development of compositions.