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Library collections: Polish Sources in RISM since 2017

The introduction of the RISM-specific Muscat cataloging program at the end of 2016 was met with great interest in the Polish working groups and cataloging projects. Since then, many new contributors have been trained and more than 5,000 additional records from Poland have been added to the RISM...

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Library collections: Musical Collections in the Jagiellonian Library Through the Ages

RISM is heading to Kraków this week for the IAML congress hosted by the Jagiellonian University. A full week is planned with congress sessions, excursions, and concerts, and a special highlight will be an exhibit in the Jagiellonian Library:From theoretical treaties to musical masterpieces –...

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Library collections: Johann Baptist Wanhal and the First Viennese School

The following post originally appeared on the "In the Muse" blog from the Library of Congress and is by Paul Sommerfeld, who is currently updating the holdings of his library's rich collection of printed music in RISM.  The mention of late-eighteenth century Vienna frequently...

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Events: Presentation Materials from RISM Conference Now Online

The first video recordings and presentations slides from RISM's conference "Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM," which took place in Mainz May 9-11, 2019, at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, are now online and available...

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Events: Théodore Gouvy at 200

After having recently celebrated the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach, today we turn to (Louis) Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898), a composer who not only shares this anniversary year with him but who also has a French/German background. Born in Goffontaine (today in Saarbrücken, Germany), Gouvy...

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New at RISM: New RISM Cataloging Tools for Librarians

We are delighted to announce that there are some new cataloging tools available that will help improve the presence of RISM in local library catalogs. You can find these new resources in the Cataloging Tools section of the RISM for Libraries page.Among the new tools is a link to the OCLC record for...

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Events: Muscat Workshop at the Czech National Library in Prague

A workshop for advanced users of Muscat, RISM's cataloging program for describing musical sources, took place from 12 to 14 June 2019 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office led the workshop for experienced catalogers from the RISM Prague...

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Events: RISM at the IAML Congress in Kraków

We're just three weeks away from the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) from 14 to 19 July 2019. This year we will be meeting in charming and historic Kraków, Poland at Jagiellonian University. This year, RISM is hosting a...

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Events: The Jacques Offenbach Year: Clichés and Legends

The following is a guest post by Dr. Ralf-Olivier Schwarz: The music world will celebrate a special event tomorrow: the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach. One hopes that the Offenbach Year will clear away the clichés and legends.

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New publications: Critical Editions of Unpublished Music Manuscripts from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (B-Bc)

We have received the following from Olivia Wahnon de Oliveira (Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles): The Royal Conservatory of Brussels (B-Bc) is pleased to let you know about its critical editing work with Castejon-Music-Editions.Every year an unpublished manuscript preserved in the library is...

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