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New at RISM: Presentations from Latin America Conference Now Online

The RISM Central Office hosted a conference entitled "Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America" on September 15, 2016. We invited respected musicologists and librarians from throughout Latin America to report on the current state of describing sources in their countries and the state...

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New at RISM: The 2016 Annual Report

We have just published the 2016 annual report on our website, available here. Here we'll give you the highlights from the report. The release of Muscat was without a doubt the major accomplishment of the year, so we'll begin with that...Muscat!: Our new, platform-independent cataloging program...

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New at RISM: 100 Days of Muscat

We've reached a Muscat milestone: we have been using our specially developed music cataloging program for just over 100 days! Over 150 contributors around the world have Muscat and over 3,700 records have been added to the RISM online catalog since the release in November 2016.Muscat continues to...

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New at RISM: The Spitzeders, A Musical Family

If you search for "Spitzeder" online, you'll first stumble upon a lot of websites related to the actress Adele Spitzeder (1832-1895; image left). She has a musical tie-in (later in life she performed popular songs as the singer Adele Vio), but today she is more infamous than famous for...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2016

The year 2016 was a big year for us: we released our long-awaited and well-received cataloging program Muscat, we invited thirteen colleagues to speak on the state of source research in Central and South America at the conference Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America, and we published...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2017

We start the year by looking ahead and getting ready to celebrate people in the RISM database who will have a major birthday this year or to remember those who died. We would like to begin 2017 with an overview of these people: they are not only composers but also include librettists, musicians,...

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2016!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year.

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New at RISM: Welcome, Muscat!

Beginning today, Muscat is available to RISM contributors as a central cataloging program for musical sources. Muscat includes sources from the various RISM series A/I, A/II, and B/I, which are in one database for the first time after having previously been managed in separate places. The new...

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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...

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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...

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