MerMEId – Metadata Editor and Repository for MEI Data


Introduction to the MerMEId demo server

MerMEId is a system for the editing, handling, and (pre-)viewing of music metadata, based on the the MEI (Music Encoding Initiative) XML schema.

MerMEId is a community effort coordinated by ViFE – Virtueller Forschungsverbund Edirom and the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) both for the production of thematic catalogues of works and for organizing source- and work-related information during the preparation of scholarly editions of music. More information available at GitHub.

Try it!

The demo installation has been tested with a number of browsers on various operating systems, but browser compatibility is mainly dependent on the third-party software used (see the installation guide at GitHub for details). We recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome for best performance.

In order to use the editor you will need a user ID and password. For the demo installation they are mermeid and mermeid, respectively. Welcome :-)

To get started, you may want to have a look at the manual (opens in a new window or tab) which also includes a list of frequently asked questions. 

What you can do with the demo

You can create new files and change everything you like in the existing ones. Do not save anything indispensable, or even expect that a document created one day will survive the night. The system is restored daily. However, you can download your work to your own file system by right-clicking the XML code view icon and selecting "Save as...".

The demo includes a number of sample files illustrating various aspects of working with music metadata.

Setting up your own MerMEId server

MerMEId is open-source software released under the Apache License version 2.0. The software is available for download at

For technical information please read the installation manuals (for Docker and non-Docker installations, respectively) at GitHub.

This version of MerMEId uses the MEI 4.0.0 XML schema. The schema is available at