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RILM at SEM in Austin

On Saturday, December 5, at 12:15 p.m., RILM will present
“Power searching and full-text encyclopedias: Recent developments at RILM”
in Room 410 of the Hilton Austin

Attendees will be treated not only to a free meal, but also to a review of the latest developments at Répertoire International de Littérature Musical. During this luncheon Editorial Director James Cowdery will present advances in EBSCO’s indexing browser. Improvements to the index and its searchability are increasing access to RILM’s 864K+ records.

Jim will also introduce a new product: RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). As the only cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world, it is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

RSVP is required by Wednesday 3 December 2015 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to, including your name, institution, and “SEM”.