International Inventory of Musical Sources, Series A/1
Individual prints before 1800
Database on CD-ROM with a user manual
Edition no.
BVK 9502
Volume / Series
International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM), A/1
Language(s) of work
German, English
Product format
Pages / Format
31 S. - 18,8 x 14,0 cm
The CD-ROM of RISM series A/I: Individual Prints before 1800 makes available the world‘s largest source collection of printed musical works for the first time in electronic form. The CD-ROM offers scholars, musicians, librarians and music antiquarians – in short, all people and institutions that work with musicalsources – significant assistance for researching historical musical prints.
For the CD-ROM, the contents of the nine main volumes have been converted into a database and expanded with new entries from the supplementary volumes. Composer names, library sigla and catalogues of works have been matched with the standard versions used in series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600, brought up-to-date and linked with the corresponding authority files. The contents of these authority files, with many cross-references, precise citations and library adresses, often with a link to their website, are now available to users. In addition, keywords relating to genre and, where possible, instrumentation, have been included. In total, the database contains over 100,000 entries.

The advantage of the CD-ROM lies in its ability to search all titles using terms in a full text search and separate indices. The search functions are far superior to what is traditionally available in a book index. Answers can be found to questions such as “Which operas were published in London between 1711–1759?” and “Which single prints by Joseph Haydn were published by Artaria?”

- All entries are displayed in full text and are oriented in structure to thetitles in the printed volumes.
- Transferring text to a separate document is possible.
- Display on a standard browser

System requirements: Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1800+processor or faster; 512 MB–1 GB RAM (depending on the operating system); CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive; Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system; Firefox 3.0 or Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

Installation will begin automatically or can be activated by clicking on the file SETUP.EXE on the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
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