December 14, 2014 - Two new research catalogs have been added: Catalogo Numerico Ricordi (all editions for guitar published by Ricordi and available in their online research database) and the Gitarristische Sammlung Fritz Walter und Gabriele Wiedemann at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
(collections of Otto Hammerer, Dr. Hermann Rensch, libraries and manuscripts from the Internationaler Gitarristen Verband (IGV) 1900-1908 and the Gitarristische Vereinigung 1908-1931).
July 1, 2012 - The Archive Search functions have been updated to support boolean searches. This means you can add "+" for a word that MUST be present or "-" for a word that MUST NOT be present. Natural language boolean searches are still in development.
The Archive Search is currently optimized for Safari (desktop as well as iPhone/iPad), Chrome and Firefox.
The Archive Search is a free tool offered by Digital Guitar Archive to search through collated publicly accessible material available
from the following archives and libraries. Digital Guitar Archive does not host or provide copies of digital music files from these
institutions. The Archive Search is a research utility designed to raise awareness of these historical documents and direct users
to the institutions providing the information publicly. This tool is also a proof-of-concept for the future of music research showing
a small sample of what would be capable with data-mining and digital imaging. As such, this will be an evolving tool incorporating new
features over time.