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New at RISM: Agreement Signed between ICCU, IAML Italy, and RISM

On July 7, 2016, the Protocol between ICCU, IAML-Italia and RISM (English starts on p.5) was signed.The partners agree to collaborate, through a working group, as follows: to recognize the importance of their institutional roles in light of the aims of international research about music...


New at RISM: New Library Sigla in Latin America

Three new countries in Latin America have been added to the RISM database of library sigla: Costa Rica: Archivo Histórico Musical in San José (CR-SJahm) Nicaragua: Fondo Histórico Documental de la Música Nicaraguense (FONMUNIC) in Managua (NIC-Mfmn) Puerto Rico: Archivo General de Puerto...


New at RISM: New RISM Publications in Chinese

The Chinese Version of Brochure and entry “RISM” of Chinese Wikipedia are both officially online! With the assistance of RISM Zentralredaktion and international advisors Dr. Nora YEH and Prof. Judy TSOU, RISM Chinese Language Region has completed the Chinese translation of the brochure and...


New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part 1: Muscat – (almost) ready to go

For RISM insiders, Muscat will be the must-have item this fall! Our new cataloging program was a topic of discussion at the recent IAML congress in Rome.A group of developers has been at work for about three years to create a new cataloging program called Muscat, which will replace the current...


New at RISM, Library collections: Eugène Ysaÿe's Manuscripts

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858- 1931) was born 158 years ago this Saturday. Those looking for manuscript sources for Ysaÿe should look no further than the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br). The Fonds Eugène Ysaÿe contains 161 autograph manuscripts and 1,083 printed scores (by...


New at RISM: Help RISM Link to Digitized Music

Has your institution undertaken a digital project in recent years? Are the digital surrogates linked to their corresponding RISM records? Send us links to your digitized resources!


New at RISM: 326 Years of Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770)

Today we are celebrating the 326th anniversary of the day that Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770) was baptized, the closest we have to a date of birth. "The Famously Little-Known Gottlieb Muffat" is the name of an essay by Alison J. Dunlop that nicely sums up the contradiction between the fame...


New at RISM: Happy Birthday, Johann Erasmus Kindermann (1616 - 1655)

Today is Johann Erasmus Kindermann's 400th birthday! The son of a comb maker, Kindermann worked as a teacher and organist at various churches in Nuremberg, a city in which he stayed his whole life. He wanted to leave, however, as evidenced by many compositions he wrote as part of applications for...


New at RISM: The 2016 RISM Bird Count

The winter months keep most of us indoors, but this time of the year is greeted by birdwatchers on both sides of the Atlantic as they grab their binoculars and head outside for annual bird counts. There is the Christmas Bird Count in North America, the Big Garden Birdwatch in the UK, the Stunde der...


New at RISM: Looking Back at 2015

The year 2015 is behind us, so we'd like take a moment to look at the stories that helped shape the past twelve months. We enjoyed a year full of thousands of new musical sources in the RISM database, exciting discoveries from our users, and fantastic new databases and digital collections.The five...

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