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New at RISM: Announcing a New RISM Working Group in Poznań, Poland

A new RISM working group was founded this past June at the Institute for Musicology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Under the direction of Dr. habil. Alina Mądry and with the support of Dr. habil. Magdalena Walter-Mazur, the new RISM group in Poznań will work with interested...

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New at RISM: The Start of Bohemian Watermark Research in the RISM Working Group in Prague (National Library of the Czech Republic)

This report has come to us from Eliška Šedivá, RISM Czech Republic: A year ago we started to develop a proper and systematic method for researching watermarks as an important indication of the provenance and time determination of musical sources. Furthermore, we believe that correct watermark...

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New at RISM: Results of the RISM User Study, Part IV: Your Comments - Libraries, Coverage, and Completeness

The week concludes with another close look at the comments you made in the recent RISM survey. "I just wish some very important institutions like A-Wgm [Vienna, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde] were also listed." - Respondent 135 The core of this question came up often, variously...

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New at RISM: Results of the RISM User Study, Part III: Your Comments - Chronological Limits

Today, we're continuing the conversation about comments we received from the recent RISM survey. On Monday we talked about countries represented in RISM and secondary literature. Today: "Do you still have the cataloging limit of 1850?"- Respondent 372 "I thought you were limited to...

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New at RISM: Results of the RISM User Study, Part II: Your Comments - Coverage in RISM and Citing Literature

We received hundreds of comments in our recent survey of the online catalog. We are carefully considering each one of them and would like to take some time to address some of the larger issues raised. Today we are talking about coverage in RISM and citing literature. Later this week, we will...

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