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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2016!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year.

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RISM A-Z: Christian Ignatius Latrobe (February 12, 1758 – May 6, 1836)

This is our last entry in our series RISM A-Z for the year, and with this entry we've come nearly halfway through the alphabet.Christian Ignatius Latrobe was born in the Moravian settlement in Fulneck, England and traveled to Niesky in Saxony in 1771 to attend the Moravian school there. He stayed...

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RISM online catalog: Searching by Instrumentation in RISM

With the release of Muscat, our new program for cataloging sources, we took the opportunity to clarify our guidelines for our RISM contributors. One of the results of this is a new, more complete list of RISM instrument abbreviations. We thought we'd also share this improved list with you–the users...

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New publications: New RISM Brochure in Spanish Now Available

RISM is pleased to announce that the brochure "RISM: An Overview" is now available in an English-Spanish version entitled "RISM: Presentación general." It can be downloaded from the RISM website.If you want professionally printed copies of the brochure, also at no charge,...

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Library collections: Mozart Autographs Online

Today we're marking the 225th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and at RISM we have our own way to celebrate the composer. Our online catalog now has around 340 autograph manuscripts, of which almost 50 can be freely viewed online. The catalog can deliver the famous...

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New publications: New Volume in Series B Published: Trio sonatas

The newest volume in RISM's Series B has just been published:Ludwig Finscher, Laurenz Lütteken, Inga Mai Groote, eds., Die Triosonate. Catalogue Raisonné der gedruckten Quellen. RISM B/XVII. Munich: Henle, 2016. ISBN 978-3-87328-156-1For one of the best-loved chamber music genres of the seventeenth...

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Events: Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives (Seoul, South Korea)

On October 28 and 29, 2016, our colleagues from RISM South Korea were our hosts for the conference Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives, held at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. The conference had a twofold purpose: a symposium and concert on October 28 to...

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In memoriam: Remembering Cheryl Martin

We were saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Cheryl Martin on July 15, 2016. Cheryl was the leader of the RISM Canada working group, which she took over in 2011 following William Guthrie's retirement.Cheryl was a librarian at Western University in Ontario. Her cataloging expertise was always...

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Events: Muscat Workshop in Prague

As you all know, our new cataloging program Muscat was released last week, and excitement for the new program continues to grow. Following workshops in Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, and Seoul, an additional workshop was held last week at the National Library in Prague. From November 14 to 16, Guido...

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Library collections: The Archive of the Sorbian Institute in Germany

The Archive of the Sorbian Institute (Sorbisches Kulturarchiv) is the only archive for the Sorbian language and Sorbian studies that is open to the public. The Sorbs (historically also called Wends) are a Slavic minority in Germany that has lived for centuries in Upper and Lower Lusatia (a...

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