News archive from the RISM Switzerland

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Collaboration with the BCU Fribourg

At the middle of February 2018, RISM Switzerland begins a three-year collaboration with the Cantonal and University Library of Fribourg. The project aims to catalogue the BCU’s historical music collection. This contains a large amount of music sources, which have been until now hardly, if at all, examined. There are...

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End of cataloging project “Adolf Reichel”

The cataloging of the collection of Adolf Reichel (1816-1896) was completed by the Swiss RISM office at the beginning of December 2017. The cataloging of manuscript and printed sources adds 1201 titles to our database. The collection is kept in the Music Library of the University of the Arts Bern....

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Informationspool: Improved user experience

Thanks to the latest developments in the RISM software, the user experience of the project “Repertory of Swiss composers of the 19th century” was improved. The project aimed at digitising and publishing online ca. 250 sources of importance for Swiss musical output, mostly from the 19th century. They are kept...

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OnStage: Workshop in the SLUB Dresden

In October, the web platform “OnStage” was presented by two collaborators with a poster at a workshop of the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB). The purpose of the workshop was to compare different solutions for the development and access to “music performance ephemera” with regard to the realization...

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Frey-Grynäum: Publication of a pilot project on late medieval fragments

Together with the Institute for Musicology of the University of Basel, the Frey-Gryn Institute and Basel University Library, RISM Switzerland launched a pilot projet to catalogue musical fragments from the late Middle Ages. The Frey-Gryn library in Basel dates from 1747. Some of the parchment of its bindings was taken...

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