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Library collections: The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The following is by Katharine Hogg (The Foundling Museum, GB-Lfom) and originally appeared on the IAML UK & Ireland blog. It is reprinted here with kind permission. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present,...

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New at RISM: Revising Records for Post-1600 Printed Anthologies: There is an End in Sight!

The project that began in November 2018 to revise the B/I records for printed music anthologies from 1601 to 1700, of which the printed editions up to 1610 have been online since March 2019, is slowly but surely coming to an end. Entries up to 1650 are completely online and the second half of the...

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RISM online catalog: Almost 20,000 Records from the BnF Now Also in RISM

We have received the following from François-Pierre Goy (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département de la Musique): Even though not all music manuscripts from the Bibliothèque nationale de France are in RISM, F-Pn is now the siglum with the fifth highest number of records in the database. The...

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RISM online catalog: 10 Years of the RISM Online Catalog: Our Users

The RISM Catalog was released online ten years ago this month. On Monday we shared a piece by the RISM director, Klaus Keil, about the development of the catalog from microfiche to open access catalog. Today we’d like to share a few encouraging words from a very important group of people: our...

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