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RISM Conference 4-6 June 2012

Music Documentation in Libraries, Scholarship, and Practice

To mark the 60th anniversary of RISM, an international conference took place from 4-6 June 2012 at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz, Germany (Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2, 55131 Mainz).


Visit our Publications page to read the conference papers, as well as to view the program and abstracts.

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New publications: Neuer Band in der Schriftenreihe "Chronik der Dresdner Oper" erschienen

Band 4: Joseph Secondas "Operngesellschaft"


Library stocks: Musikhandschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek im B3Kat

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Library stocks: Katalogisierung abgeschlossen

Musikhandschriften aus der Stadtkirche Schorndorf (als Depositum im Landeskirchlichen Archiv Stuttgart) jetzt vollständig im RISM-OPAC

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Calendar of important events, from the Zentralredaktion and international working groups. Includes summaries and photos from past workshops and conferences.