RISM Digital Center

The RISM Digital Center is the central hub for information technology questions within the global RISM community. In particular, it is in charge of managing the development of Muscat the open-source web application used by the RISM community for inventorying sources and curating data worldwide. It has the responsibility to ensure in the background the smooth functioning of the RISM community at the international level and to improve continually the digital infrastructure of the project. One of its duties is the installation and the administration of Muscat hosted on servers at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

The RISM Digital Center created and maintains Verovio, an open-source software library for rendering Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) scores. The development of this unique music engraving tool is conducted in close collaboration with the MEI community. Verovio is used in dozens of digital musicology projects, with applications in digital critical editions, genetic editions, early music, audio alignment, online editing, music addressability, visualisation, performance, and even composition via artificial intelligence.

The RISM Digital Center is a Research Infrastructure project of the Swiss National Science Foundation and is located in Bern.

For more information, visit the Digital Center website or see the latest news about it.

Contact Information

RISM Digital Center Association
Hallwylstrasse 15
PO Box 286
3000 Bern


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