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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 publications: Giuseppe Corsi: New Catalog of Works Cited in RISM

Each year, numerous scholarly books, editions, and catalogs of works are published. Many foreign prints or publications from smaller publishers are not acquired by libraries. Not every publication gets the recognition that it really deserves.Which made us all the more happy to receive a book tip...

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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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Events: RISM at IAML: Access to Music Archives and an Update of RISM Series C

The RISM Central Office is working closely with IAML's Working Group on the Access to Music Archives to update RISM's series C, Directory of Music Research Libraries. Series C is a project that began in the 1960s and has resulted in five published volumes so far. An update of this...

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Events: RISM at the IAML/IMS Congress in New York

Klaus Keil and Jennifer Ward from the RISM Zentralredaktion and Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, the president of the Association, attended the IAML/IMS Congress in New York from June 21 to 26, 2015. We were happy to see our colleagues from around the world and hear about their projects. The theme of this...

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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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In the news: Using RISM for Genealogy

Today's genealogy no longer wears itself out by piling up ancestry data. Genealogists now look at the social context of the times in which their relatives lived. As digitization facilitates access to libraries, allows archival materials to be discovered through finding aids, and fosters virtual...

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Library collections: Cataloguing 17th- and 18th-century Manuscripts of French Music in the Ward Collection (US-CAward)

Natasha Roule, a candidate for the PhD in historical musicology at Harvard University, has spent the summer as a Pforzheimer Fellow at Houghton Library, Harvard’s principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, including rich holdings in print and manuscript music. Here is her account of her...

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