News archive – RISM Digital Center

Autumn 2023 Update to RISM Online

We are pleased to announce a significant new update to the RISM Online service, bringing several useful and oft-requested features to our users. Perhaps the biggest change is that our users will now see results from the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music integrated in their search results. This enhances...

7 December 2023

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Release of Muscat 6.0 and Import of the Swiss dataset

Muscat 6.0-the latest version of RISM’s central cataloging program for musical sources-is the culmination of several months of work from the development team. This new version brings many “under the hood” improvements and includes various new features. Import of the Swiss dataset Most importantly, Muscat 6.0 was made to merge...

29 January 2020

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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 School...

15 August 2019

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Digital Interactive Mozart Edition (DIME)

On Friday, 14 December 2018, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg presented the new Digital Interactive Mozart Edition (DIME), which was developed in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) in Los Altos, California/USA and RISM Switzerland. To this fully digital music edition, RISM Switzerland has contributed the tool Verovio, a self-developed...

20 December 2018

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A Dedicated Website for the Muscat Project

We have received the following from Laurent Pugin (RISM Switzerland): Every RISM working group knows Muscat - it is the familiar interface with which each contributor has catalogued musical sources in the RISM database since 2016. But what is the history and the philosophy of this software project? What are...

27 September 2018

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"From Bologna to Beromünster" – Maurizio Cazzati: Messa e Salmi, op. 36

We have received the following from Cédric Güggi of RISM Switzerland: The music library of Beromünster Abbey (CH-BM) houses the Bonus Ordo Musicus, a handwritten inventory from 1696 which lists a music collection from the time that is largely lost today. In a separate project, Historical Music Inventories 1500-1800, RISM...

10 March 2016

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