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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference in Stuttgart

The AIBM annual conference (German branch of IAML) is right around the corner: from September 22 to 25, around 160 participants will come together from Germany and neighboring German-speaking countries to discuss the current situation of music libraries and their future. Sessions of interest to...


Events: RISM and the "R"s in Mexico

The Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical (CENIDIM) and the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Mexico have organized an international meeting for music and performing arts, the Encuentro Internacional de Investigación y Documentación de la Música y las Artes Escénicas,...


Events: RISM at the International Museum Forum in Kazan, Russia

Klaus Keil from the RISM Central Office is invited to participate in the International Museum Forum in Kazan, Russia from September 8 to 11, 2015. This conference is being organized by the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for Culture of the Tatarstan Republic, and ICOM...


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...


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...


Events: Polish Week, Part 3: Using the RISM Online Catalog's Filters with Monastic Collections

This is the third and final installment of Guido Kraus's reports on current source research in Poland, brought about by the conference Monasteries and Music in May 2015.


Events: Polish Week, Part II: The Klasztor i muzyka / Monasteries and Music conference in Częstochowa

Today is part 2 of a 3-part series about current source research in Poland. Guido Kraus reports on a conference he attended in May 2015.


Events: RISM at the Music Encoding Conference, Florence, Italy

I (Jennifer Ward) attended the Music Encoding Conference in Florence, Italy, from 18-20 May 2015. The full program included 19 presentations and 11 poster sessions. The Music Encoding Conference was organized by the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), a scholarly community whose main project is...


Events: IMS/IAML Congress in New York, June 2015

Start spreading the news: RISM will be heading to New York to take part in the IMS/IAML Congress Music Research in the Digital Age, June 21-26, 2015. Please visit our table in the exhibits area during the breaks. In addition, you are invited to join us at the following events: Monday, 22...


Events: International Tuba Day on 1 May

Tomorrow, the first Friday in May, is International Tuba Day! This day recognizes "tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba," according to the official website. One of the most famous works for tuba is Ralph Vaughan...


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