The MMF online searchable catalog of holdings is named GemeinKat, a subset of WorldCat.
GemeinKat is available to the public, on the internet, at moravianmusic.on.worldcat.org and is a WorldCat Discovery catalog, developed by OCLC, a nonprofit organization that provides services to thousands of libraries worldwide. Through WorldCat, users have the potential to access more than 1.8 billion items in libraries around the world.
The Moravian Music Foundation provides free online access to the GemeinKat catalog of collections, which allows scholars and musicians to locate items within the extensive holdings of the Moravian Music Foundation and other libraries.
Since the catalog includes the collections of the Moravian communities from the 18th through the 21st centuries, the name GemeinKat is reflective of that purpose (Gemein- from the German word for community or fellowship, and Kat for catalog).
A lecture by Barbara Strauss:
GemeinKat Catalog Project
EXAMPLE – Opening Search Page of Gemeinkat
Collection Catalogs in Print
- Salem Congregation Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
- Lititz Congregation Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
- Johannes Herbst Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
Peter Memorial Moravian Reference Library
The Moravian Music Foundation and Moravian Archives Research Library (the books in the reference stacks) have been physically combined, integrated, and classified according to Library of Congress. These and other physical items (monographs, journals, and scores) have been cataloged in the OCLC WorldCat bibliographic database (a resource of nearly 1.8 billion records from over 10,000 libraries).
Please visit our Researching at MMF page for more information about doing scholarly research within these unique collections at the Moravian Music Foundation.