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Cataloguing music

The 19th Century tradition: act locally, think globally!

Robert Eitner (1832-1905)
Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten der christlichen Zeitrechnung bis zur Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhundert (Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900-1904),
universal bio-bibliographies, digitised in Gallica.
Catalogues of libraries in the 19th-20th Cent.
Two examples: Wotquenne (Bruxelles), Lodi (Modena)
Some are now online: Gaspari (Bologna)

The 2nd half of the 20th Century: special catalogues and applications

Ufficio Ricerca Fondi Musicali
National catalogue of music manuscripts to 1900
   Established 1965, digitised 2003
National catalogue of printed music to 1900
   Converted into online database 1986-1992
RISM, Répertoire International des Sources Musicales
The first of the "R-projects" of IAML (International Association of Music Libraries) and IMS (International Musicological Society), established 1952
Aims at cataloguing the whole historical music heritage
Counts more than 30 national branches
Cataloguing manuscripts:
- 1975-1985c: paper titlecards
- 1985c-2006: PiKaDo (PC-based)
- 2007-: Kallisto (online, MARC21 format)
Published catalogues:
- 1961- on paper, in various series
- 1993-1994 manuscripts on microfiche
- 1995-2010 manuscripts on CD-rom
- 2007- manuscripts online (ca. 800.000 records)
- 2011 individual prints to 1800 on CD-rom
CDS/ISIS applications
1990s, produced by UNESCO
DOS based and free of charge
Widely used for cataloguing music manuscripts
including Croatia (GLAZBA, 1992)
Based on a MARC format
France: music portal and catalogues
2007-: Portail de la musique contemporaine
and several catalogues of music based on INTERMARC