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RILM at IAML in Prague, 2022
RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries,…
RILM at ICTM, 2022
RILM will participate in the 46th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Musi…
RILM is Hiring (Executive Assistant)
RILM seeks an Executive Assistant / Office Manager to aid the Executive Director with administrative…
RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2023
In January 2023, RILM Music Encyclopedias will welcome two new titles into its continuously expandin…
New Additions to RILM Abstracts with Full Text
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text just added eight more titles to its full-text jour…
RILM at Music and the University, London, 2022
Deputy Executive Director Tina Frühauf will participate in the conference Music and the University:…
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Romy Lowdermilk redux
ts In the mid-1990s a staff member at the American Folklife Center received a note asking if the Center would be interested in an old LP of a cowboy s…
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Instant Classics: RILM's Top 10 Most Reviewed Texts, 2017–19
Reviews serve many valuable functions in music scholarship, from sparking critical discourse, to revealing topics of interest at a particular historic…
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Music for cats
David Teie has composed music for cats, and he has published, along with two colleagues, a report on a scientific study demonstrating this music’s e…
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The Fokker organ
In 1950 a pipe organ built to the specifications of Adriaan Fokker (1887–1972) with octaves divided into 31 steps was inaugurated at Teylers Museum…
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The Caffè Lena Collection
Founded in Saratoga Springs by Bill and Lena Spencer in 1960, Caffè Lena is the longest continuously running folk coffeehouse in the United States. W…
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Deciphering de Lauze
The 1623 printing of François de Lauze’s Apologie de la danse et la parfaicte méthode de l’enseigner tant aux cavaliers qu’aux dames was not m…
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Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. Known for its flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present (also available with a full-text enhancement of over 200 journals), RILM produces the annually expanding full-text repository RILM Music Encyclopedias and the Index to Printed Music. RILM maintains its own user platform, Egret, with advanced search and browse capabilities on which it hosts the comprehensive encyclopedia MGG Online, and RILM Music Encyclopedias.