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Events: Introductory Muscat Workshops in November

The RISM Central Office will be hosting an online, introductory two-part workshop on cataloging musical sources using the program Muscat. The workshop is geared towards people who are planning on collaborating with RISM, but anyone interested in Muscat or RISM's cataloging guidelines is welcome to...

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Library collections: Announcing the new RISM UK Catalogue

The following originally appeared on the Music Blog of the British Library on 16 October 2020 (Creative Commons):  RISM UK is pleased to announce the launch of the new RISM UK Catalogue. The catalogue is a subset of the international RISM Online Catalogue of Musical Sources. It contains all...

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New at RISM: Printed Music and Early Printed Books

We are excited to be included in the list of catalogs on the website Early Printed Books by Sarah Werner, a resource for exploring the history of the medium between 1450 to 1800. The website complements the book Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley, 2019) and offers...

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New at RISM: The Other Giacomo Puccini

No, today we don't mean the opera composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), who has ca. 100 entries in the RISM database, but rather the composer of sacred music. Giacomo Puccini was the great-great grandfather of the famous opera composer and lived from 1712 to 1781.   He studied in Bologna...

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE

As a precautionary measure due to the novel coronavirus, the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt is closed. Details here

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