“The International Inventory of Musical Sources - Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) - is a crosscountry
non-prof it joint venture which aims at comprehensive documentation of the w orldw ide existing musical
Musical sources are manuscripts or printed music, w orks on music theory and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections.
The organization, founded in Paris in 1952, is the largest and the only global operation that registers w ritten musical sources.
RISM documents what exists and w here it is stored. On the one hand the musical traditions are protected through cataloging in a comprehensive encyclopedia and on the other made available to musicologists and musicians.
Archiving is thus not an end in itself, but leads to practical application.“
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