Session 2 – Floppy disks, NoteWriter, and Malcolm Forsyth: Recovering the work of a renowned Canadian composer
Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, University of Calgary | BitCurator Consortium
In 2022, the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections received an accrual to the fonds of Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth: a documentary filmmaker had borrowed material from Forsyth years earlier and returned it to the estate. Included in this donation were roughly 100 3.5″ floppy disks containing musical scores created using a now-defunct piece of software called NoteWriter. Depending on how the recovery process goes, this lightning talk will take the audience through the process of reaching out to and working with the creator of NoteWriter, migrating the material from these disks, and hopefully discovering new insights into the work of a renowned Canadian composer.SLIDES
Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, University of Calgary. (March 27-30, 2023). Session 2 – Floppy disks, NoteWriter, and Malcolm Forsyth: Recovering the work of a renowned Canadian composer. BitCurator Consortium.