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Lovey-Dovey

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! The turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is an ancient symbol of love, devotion, and affection in many cultures. The bird makes a distinctive cooing sound and is known to be true to its mate. Medieval readers of the Physiologus knew of the bird’s fidelity: upon the death...

13 February 2020

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Happy Holidays 2019!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season. We would like to thank you for your valuable work this year and we wish you all the best for a happy and successful 2020. Our office will be closed beginning December 23...

18 December 2019

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RISM at the Helsinki Cataloging Seminar

RISM participated in the Helsinki Cataloging Seminar hosted by the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland last month, which took place on October 22. I (Jennifer Ward) was invited by our colleague Jaakko Tuohiniemi (Helsinki University Library) to hold to keynote address for an audience that was...

18 November 2019

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Andreas Christoph Clamer (1633-1701) – Mensa Harmonica – at Heiligenkreuz Monastery

We have received the following from P. Roman Nägele: On 26 October, the national holiday in Austria, abbot prelate Dr. Maximilian Heim OCist once again invites you to look at the various collections of the monastery. A very special musical rarity by Andreas Christoph Clamer (1633-1701) will be performed by...

24 October 2019

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Augsburg, A Musical City

IAML Germany, the national branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), held its annual meeting in Augsburg this past September. Augsburg has several nicknames: the Mozartstadt (birthplace of Leopold Mozart), the Fuggerstadt (home to the prominent Fugger family in the 15th and 16th centuries),...

21 October 2019

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RISM at the International Music Council's "70 Projects for 70 Years" Exhibition

The International Music Council (IMC) will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion during the 6th World Forum of Music, which will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2019 in Paris. At the center of the Forum is the IMC’s 5 Music Rights statement...

16 September 2019

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Digital Musicology at Oxford Summer School

I’ve been wanting to attend the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) for some time now, thanks to glowing reviews from librarian friends. I was glad when my summer plans finally aligned with this year’s Summer School, and directly after the IAML Congress in Kraków I hopped over to...

2 September 2019

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Congress Diary from IAML Kraków 2019

Three people from the RISM Central Office attended the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres in Kraków, Poland. In traditional Congress Diary style, we offer you their impressions from Kraków with each contributor writing in their native language. Klaus Keil: Dass der IAML...

26 August 2019

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RISM and Digital Musicology: Utrecht 2019

To accompany this past July’s Digital Humanities conference in Utrecht, musicologists and computer scientists gathered for a meeting in which numerous short presentations were given. Digital musicology was the theme of the study group, which comprised around 50 people and met at Utrecht University, and the event was primarily organized...

22 August 2019

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Presentation Materials from RISM Conference Now Online

The first video recordings and presentations slides from RISM’s conference “Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM,” which took place in Mainz May 9-11, 2019, at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, are now online and available through our conference website. More materials...

8 July 2019

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