General support for the technical infrastructure of the CMO project, as well as digital publication of the edition and other research outcomes, are undertaken by the Max Weber Foundation – German Institutes of Humanities Abroad (Bonn). The edition and metadata will be published open access on the international and interdisciplinary internet platform perspectivia.net. Technical solutions developed during the project will also be available for scholarly purposes.
These tasks were undertaken by Anna Plaksin and Dr. Jan Rohden, under the direction of Dr. Michael Kaiser.
Metadata for the manuscripts will be entered into the database provided by Bonn, which already comprises a large corpus of theoretical and practical materials related to Ottoman music, including many printed sources from the twentieth century. The CMO edition will thus be accessible both in the form of integral editions of single manuscripts, as well as through the search function of the general catalogue, allowing scholars and musicians to use the CMO edition according to their own requirements.
The edition and other publications will additionally be integrated into the “Virtual Library of Music”. Besides the source catalogues themselves and the editions of music and lyrics, digital images of Ottoman musical materials in the public domain, and those which are authorized for publication by the holding libraries, will be published under a creative commons license on perspectivia.net. Printed editions of single manuscripts will also be available as book-on-demand publications.