RISM at the IAML 2021 Congress (Online)

The annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres will take place online from 26-31 July 2021. Registration is free and can be done through the form available on the IAML Congress page.

RISM will be involved in the following sessions. (All times are given in UTC.)

Monday, July 26

  • 13.00-14.30 UTC
    A celebration of IAML at 70
    Part of this session will feature reflections on the R Projects, of which IAML is a founding member and co-sponsor.

  • 17.00-18.30 UTC
    RISM Session
    Chair: Balázs Mikusi (RISM Editorial Center, Frankfurt am Main)

    • Balázs Mikusi: News from the past two years
    • Bernhard Lutz (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich): Developments with the RISM online catalog
    • Laurent Pugin and Andrew Hankinson (RISM Digital Center, Bern): The new RISM Digital Center and a preview of the RISM Online platform

In addition, our RISM contributors will be presenting the following papers:

Thursday, July 29

  • 13.00-14.30 UTC: Finding aids for musical sources and books
    • Bin Han and YuanYuan Zhang (Shanghai Conservatory of Music)
      Historical development and current situation of the mainland Chinese music manuscripts collection
  • 15.00-16.30 UTC: Settling the Score: New Approaches to Inclusive Cataloguing and Metadata Applications
    • Arsinoi Ioannidou (RISM Greek Office, Athens), Maria Aslanidi (Ionian University, Corfu), and Aris Bazmadelis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
      Faceted vocabularies for Byzantine music-related authority metadata: the RISM-Muscat case
    • Emerson Morgan (Simmons University, Boston) and Christina Linklater (Harvard University, Cambridge)
      Issues in transcription of Modan Mohan Barmaṇa’s Satī ki kalaṅkinī

Friday, July 30

  • 17:00-18:00 UTC: Three RISM Initiatives in North America: Regional session presented by IAML-US and CAML.
    Please register for this session separately using this form. It is also for this RISM session, despite the form’s title.
    • John G. Lazos (Independent Musicologist), Katie Buehner (University of Iowa), Hang Nguyen (University of Iowa), David Walter Floyd (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
      This session provides an overview of three RISM initiatives in North America, showing the importance of local and national contributions towards an international organization that plays a crucial role in the advancement of music research.


Series A/I; series B, volume VIII, parts 1 and 2; series C
Series B (except for volume VIII, parts 1 and 2)
Series A/II CD-ROM (1995-2008)
Series A/II subscription database (2002-2006)
Series A/II subscription database (2006-present)
Congress report (2010)