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New at RISM: Using and Reusing RISM Data

The RISM data—all 1.1 million musical sources, plus over 200,000 authority files—are available as linked data and linked open data for anyone to use, manipulate, explore, and research. We would like to call your attention to two recent initiatives that make use of the RISM data.The Edirom Summer...

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New publications: Michele Pesenti: Complete works

The following first appeared in Bibliolore – The RILM Blog and is reproduced here with kind permission: In 2019 A-R Editions published Michele Pesenti: Complete works, a critical edition produced by an editorial team including a musicologist, a linguist, and a musicologist-performer.While earlier...

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New at RISM: New Music Manuscripts from Italy (ICCU) in RISM

After several years of discussions and negotiations with the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo unico delle Biblioteche Italiane (ICCU) and an intensive technical preparatory phase, more than 200,000 records of music manuscripts from the SBN Musica database were transferred to the internal RISM...

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Library collections: New Catalog of the Music Archive of Vizcaínas (Mexico)

We have received the following from our RISM contributor John G. Lazos: John G. Lazos, Catálogo del Acervo Musical del Colegio de Vizcaínas (Amcv). La memoria sonora de los colegios femeninos en México entre los siglos XVI-XIX, 2019. Available through academia.edu.  Dr. Lazos has completed...

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Electronic resources: Books About Music Before 1800 Digitized and Online

The following is from the Library of Congress's Books About Music Before 1800 collection: The Music Division of the Library of Congress has launched a new site with scans of approximately 2,000 books on music published before 1800.  The scans were made from microfilmed versions of the books....

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In the news: Mapping the Musical Landscape of the Sixteenth Century (MML16)

We have received the following announcement courtesy of Emily Hopkins (McGill University): The invention of music printing transformed the European musical landscape in the sixteenth century. Access to clear and affordable notated music made it possible for far more people to learn to read music...

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Electronic resources: Performance Materials from "Tannhäuser" and "Meistersinger von Nürnberg" Now Online

This post by Andrea Hammes has been adapted from the original that appeared on the SLUB Blog (CC-BY 4.0): For Richard Wagner's 206th birthday on 22 May 2019, the Landesdigitalisierungsprogramm Sachsen (LDP) and the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Semper Oper) had a special present for all Wagner...

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In the news: Music History's Earliest Engraved Notes – Simone Verovio

While printed music in the 16th century was primarily produced using type printing, which gave it a typically blurry overall look (except with Ottaviano Petrucci), the printed editions by Simone Verovio are particularly striking because of their handwritten appearance. The engraved printed music is...

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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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