RISM Editorial Center

The Editorial Center (Zentralredaktion) is the contact point for participants and other interested people from all over the world. It is available for advice or anything else related to music sources. The office primarily provides support to working groups by making available technical and subject-specific help for tools such as the cataloging program Muscat and the use of the data server, guidelines for documenting music sources, the online catalog, and more.

The Editorial Center provides opportunities for working groups to acquire basic knowledge of the cataloging program and how to describe music sources, and conducts workshops dealing with specific topics. In its editorial capacity, it is responsible for standardising data, in particular matters relating to authority control. In addition, it represents the project publicly.

The Editorial Center cooperates with the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) and the State Library of Berlin (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) to operate the data server and the online catalog.

Staff of the Editorial Center

Executive Director: Dr. Balázs Mikusi

Assistant Director: Dr. Martina Falletta

Editorial staff:

IT: Stephan Hirsch, MA


RISM Zentralredaktion
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Bockenheimer Landstr. 133
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49-69-706231
Fax: +49-69-706026


For visitors, you will find us at:
Mertonstraße (Hörsaalgebäude), rooms 401 – 407

Directions: Google Maps  Public transportation

GPS: The street address of our building is Gräfstraße 52-54. Our entrance is around the corner on Mertonstraße.
Coordinates for the entrance: latitude 50.11837, longitude 8.65042. 

If you take public transportation, the stop is Bockenheimer Warte. If you take the subway (U4 or U6 & U7), once you are in the station:

  • U4: follow signs for Bockenheimer Landstraße, then Bockenheimer Landstraße Universität
  • U6 & U7: follow signs for Bockenheimer Warte, then Bockenheimer Warte Gräfstraße

From Bockenheimer Warte:

Walk past the medieval watchtower and turn left at Café Extrablatt. Continue south on Gräfstraße, then turn left on Mertonstraße where you will see an underground parking garage. The long building on your right is the main lecture hall building. Go to the second set of doors. Enter where you see the white sign that says Hörsaalgebäude / Eingang Mertonstraße. Go immediately to the stairwell on the left. Take the stairs or elevator to floor 4. The main entrance to RISM is room number 404 D and there is a doorbell with the RISM logo.

Call us if you get lost: +49 69 706231


Our motto…
Knowing what exists
and where it is kept

…lives through the exchange of information. Join the RISM Community and learn how you can contribute to the project.