EBSCO Announces Music Research Resources

Nov 07, 2008


EBSCO Publishing has released the RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 (RISM), as well as the Index to Printed Music, (IPM). RISM, which indexes musical sources, is a resource for music researchers and historians while IPM offers researchers and students access to individual pieces of printed music that are provided within scholarly literature. RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 contains bibliographic records of music manuscripts written after 1600 and up to 1800. The records include information in standard bibliographic categories as well as graphical images of over 780,000 music incipits, which can be viewed as musical scores. The goal of the database is to document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools, and private collections. RISM is put together by the International Inventory of Musical Sources — an international, non-profit joint venture based in Germany that documents what materials exist and where they are stored.