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The map gives an overview of the current state of the collections in RISM. After you click on a point on the map, a menu on the left-hand side opens where you can see the number of records in RISM and the cataloging status. Completed collections are green and collections marked yellow are either in process or waiting to be cataloged. Red means that the collections are new and unprocessed yet not in the long-standing strategy of RISM Germany, but the holding institutions or owners have expressed an interest in having them cataloged by RISM. Given that new collections are reported to us on a regular basis (in particular materials newly acquired by libraries and institutions that are already in RISM, but also private collections), the 250 collections that still need to be cataloged (a number determined in 2015) can be reduced only slowly.


Last update of the RISM Germany map in February 2019.

Rediscovered: Unknown lieder by Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer discovered in Cologne

In the library of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (D-KNh), nine previously unknown lieder by the Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer (1873-1968) were recently identified. They had been cataloged under the wrong name due to a misreading. Cramer was a pupil of Wilhelm Berger, with whom...


New publications: Neuer Band in der Schriftenreihe "Chronik der Dresdner Oper" erschienen

Band 4: Joseph Secondas "Operngesellschaft"


Library collections: Musikhandschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek im B3Kat

Verknüpfung von RISM-Daten mit Verbundkatalog


Library collections: Katalogisierung abgeschlossen

Musikhandschriften aus der Stadtkirche Schorndorf (als Depositum im Landeskirchlichen Archiv Stuttgart) jetzt vollständig im RISM-OPAC


Rediscovered: Bisher nicht bekannte Komposition Johann Christoph Friedrich Bachs im Hessischen Musikarchiv Marburg entdeckt

Bei den Katalogisierungsarbeiten der Handschriftengruppe IV im Hessischen Musikarchiv (D-MGmi) trat eine bislang völlig unbekannte Gelegenheitskomposition von Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach zutage. Der in Bückeburg als Hofkapellmeister tätige zweitjüngste Sohn Johann Sebastian Bachs hat seiner...



Dresden office

RISM Arbeitsstelle Dresden
Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden
D-01054 Dresden

Project leader: Dr. Barbara Wiermann

Dr. Andrea Hartmann (Head)
Carmen Rosenthal
Dr. Undine Wagner
Phone: +49 351 4677-398, -396

Munich office

RISM Arbeitsstelle München
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
D-80328 München

Project leader: Dr. Reiner Nägele

Dr. Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (Head)
Dr. Helmut Lauterwasser
Dr. Steffen Voss.
Phone: +49 89 28638-2110, -2884, -2395
Fax: +49 89 28638-2479

For RIdIM:
Dr. Dagmar Schnell
Phone: +49 89 28638-2927
Fax: +49 89 28638-2479