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New RISM catalogue of musical sources in Britain

Royal Holloway’s Music Department is pleased to announce the launch of the new RISM UK catalogue of musical sources.

  • Date20 October 2020

The catalogue is the successor to the RISM UK database developed as part of music cataloguing projects led by Royal Holloway between 2002 and 2007, which were funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

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The new RISM UK catalogue of musical sources is a subset of the international RISM Online Catalogue of Musical Sources. It contains all data from that resource on printed and manuscript music held in British libraries and archives, and pulls data directly from the international database to ensure it remains up-to-date. We hope it will be of value and interest to researchers wanting to locate sources of printed and manuscript music held in repositories in Britain.

The new catalogue interface has been developed in partnership with the British Library, the RISM UK Trust, and RISM Switzerland. RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) is the international collaborative programme which aims to document all pre-1850 musical sources surviving in libraries and archives worldwide. Development of the new catalogue interface was funded by the Strategic Knowledge Exchange Initiative at Royal Holloway, University of London. For more information about RISM’s activities at Royal Holloway, please contact Stephen Rose.

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