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Music Documentation in Libraries, Scholarship, and Practice


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New publications: CD-ROM of series A/I: Individual prints 1600 to 1800 has been published

We are delighted to announce that the CD-ROM of series A/I has appeared. For the first time the complete series – published between 1971 and 2003 in 14 volumes – is available as a database. For more information see the website of Bärenreiter-Verlag.


New at RISM: New RISM Sigla Search on

The RISM library sigla are now searchable on the RISM website. A new database was developed for this purpose and it supersedes the previous PDF publications. The initial inventory consists of 7,080 library sigla. The database is updated monthly. The search results lead users to individual entries...


New at RISM: New RISM Working Group Founded in Seoul, South Korea

The Music Research Institute, College of Music at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea has begun to document and build a database of musical sources from Korea and East Asia thanks to a state subsidy. The research team (Director of Music Research Institute: Prof./Dr. Hyun Kyung Chae),...


Library collections: Manuscripts from the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Liepāja (Latvia)

Within the framework of a project sponsored by the Baltic-German Academic Consortium in the Latvian port city of Liepāja, valuable music manuscripts from the second half of the 18th century were cataloged for RISM by a team of researchers from Germany and Latvia. The project involved a unique...


New at RISM: Ferdinand Hiller @ RISM

An exhibit, a symposium and concerts celebrate the 200th birthday of the Frankfurt musician.


New at RISM: Peter Grønland @ RISM

Everybody is talking about Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday this month. But it is not only him who has a celebration in October 2011. Peter Grønland, a Danish composer 50 years older than Liszt, is also observing a milestone birthday.


Events: Workshop on Kallisto

For describing musical sources, RISM has developed the database program Kallisto. It is offered to RISM working groups and individuals who want to contribute to the RISM database. Records made by means of the program will be added directly to the RISM online catalogue with the next update. To...


New publications: New Brochure “RISM: An Overview”

The brochure “RISM: An Overview” was fully revised and was published in July 2011, right in time for the IAML conference in Dublin.


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