The RISM Digital Center is the central hub for information technology questions within the global RISM community. In particular, it is in charge of managing the development of Muscat, the open-source web application used by the RISM community for inventorying sources and curating data worldwide. It has the responsibility to ensure in the background the smooth functioning of the RISM community at the international level and to continually improve the digital infrastructure of the project.
The RISM Digital Center is a Research Infrastructure project of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Read more about our history, our organisation and the people working with us and supporting us.
The RISM Digital Center is the home of the RISM Switzerland, the Swiss national branch of RISM. It is based at the Swiss national library in Bern and has been recording music manuscripts and printed musical sources in Swiss libraries and archives since 1956. Learn more about its activities and its resources to find and use Swiss music sources.
Tools and services
The RISM Digital Center is active in the development of tools and services at the service of the RISM community and beyond. It leads the development of Muscat, and is responsible for its installation and administration. It also created and maintains Verovio, an open-source software library for rendering Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) scores. Discover the features and the background of Muscat, Verovio, and other exciting projects!