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EBSCO to acquire rights to license select databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service

05 April 2010

EBSCO has purchased the rights to license certain vendor-owned databases, including RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, that are currently available through OCLC FirstSearch. Existing FirstSearch subscribers will continue to receive access to RILM on the FirstSearch platform through the end of their current subscriptions. To ensure a smooth transition for customers, EBSCO plans to provide RILM’s current FirstSearch subscribers access to the database through EBSCOhost in parallel with FirstSearch for the remainder of the current subscription. Further details can be found in the EBSCO news release,. You can also contact RILM with any questions.

RILM is blogging

18 February 2010

Simply by virtue of what they do, RILM editors have a unique perspective on music literature. RILM’s new blog, Bibliolore, has been launched for the purpose of sharing such observations with people who find them interesting and relevant to their work.

RILM is no longer available through OVID SilverPlatter platform

21 January 2010

As of 8 January 2010, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is no longer offered through OVID (SilverPlatter platform) for new subscribers. Active subscriptions are no longer renewable on OVID after the expiration of the current subscription term.

RILM continues to be available through EBSCO (EBSCOhost platform), OCLC (FirstSearch and WorldCat Local platforms), and ProQuest (CSA Illumina platform). Free trial subscriptions are available on all of them.

The RILM staff will be more than happy to assist through this transition. Please do not hesitate to send questions, comments, or requests for assistance to