The Music Department’s international operations

As an active member of the International Association of Music Libraries, the Music Department of the Royal Library of Belgium works very closely with two other - international - institutions: RILM and RISM.

RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources)

The Brussels office of RISM Belgium is located in the Royal Library and is actively involved in the activities of RISM in Belgium. RISM is an international project whose object is to locate, identify and describe musical sources all over the world.

To learn more, please contact the Music Department.


RILM (International Repertory of the Music Literature)

Around sixty countries work together in RILM, whose object is to create an international bibliography of all academic literature related to music.

The Music Department of the Royal Library of Belgium coordinates the activities of the Belgian Committee and is responsible for collecting bibliographic information on all musicological literature published in Belgium, in collaboration with RILM’s International Centre in New York.

If you would like to submit your publication of abstract to RILM, please contact the Music Department.