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New at RISM: New Women Composers in 2019

In March 2017, we published a list with 800 women composers who appear in RISM records. In 2019 alone, we have had over 50 new names, so in total there are over 1,000. As a sampling, here are 17 of them.Some of the new ones are from the records we have imported from ICCU:Cecilia Arditto (1966*)...

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New at RISM: RISM's Wikipedia Articles Now Updated

The Wikipedia RISM articles in English and German have been updated to better reflect today's structure of the project and the focus on the online catalog. The RISM article is available in a total of 11 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish,...

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New at RISM: Launch of Project Group on RISM Series C

At the IAML Congress in Kraków this summer, the General Assembly approved the creation of a Project Group on RISM Series C. It will be a pilot project to update the RISM Series C directory of music holding institutions, available online through the Directory of Library Sigla, in collaboration with...

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New at RISM: Welcome, Carmen Álvarez!

We are delighted to welcome Carmen Álvarez to the RISM Central Office as an intern over the next four months. Carmen is a PhD student in musicology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and is writing about the musical holdings preserved in two cathedral archives in Zaragoza (E-Zac). She is...

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New at RISM: The Many Lives of Baron Friedrich von Boyneburgk

We were very pleased to receive this post from Klaus Rettinghaus (Leipzig). The RISM data have since been revised. The changes will be visible after the next update of the RISM catalog.    Authority data can be a big help in finding materials related to specific entities, usually...

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New at RISM: A Surprise Publication from 1619

Almost exactly 400 years ago in Rome, Luca Antonio Soldi (ca. 1558-1627) published the second collection of Concertini a due a tre, et a quattro voci di Gregorio Allegri con il Basso continuo. The first publication of 1618 unfortunately has not survived.The collection of motets for two to five...

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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 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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New at RISM: New RISM Cataloging Tools for Librarians

We are delighted to announce that there are some new cataloging tools available that will help improve the presence of RISM in local library catalogs. You can find these new resources in the Cataloging Tools section of the RISM for Libraries page.Among the new tools is a link to the OCLC record for...

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New at RISM: Muscat Workshop with Guido Kraus in L'viv (12-14 February 2019)

We have received the following from Angelika Moths: Initiated by the Haliciana Schola Cantorum (HSC), a Swiss association for the promotion of culture in Western Ukraine, an international musicology symposium called "Ex umbra in solem" was held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in...

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