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RILM at MLA in Cincinnati

18 February 2016

RILM would like to invite you to lunch, hosted by RILM and EBSCO, in Cincinnati at the Music Library Association’s annual conference.

On Friday, March 4th, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, RILM will present, “Breaking Barriers for the Twenty-First Century: The New RILM Music Encyclopedias and Recent Developments at Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale” in the Rosewood Room at the Hilton Hotel, Netherlands Plaza in Cincinnati

Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie will give a brief update on RILM overall, including developments with MGG Online (the coming digital, updated version of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) and more. Following this, Tina Frühauf will introduce the new RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal 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.

All interested persons (scholars, librarians, contributors, board and committee members, etc.) are invited to this presentation. RSVP is required by Monday February 29th to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to, including your name, institution, and “MLA”.

Tina will be available at MLA to discuss RILM Music Encyclopedias in person. If you cannot attend the lunch and want to learn more about the product or share feedback, feel free to make an appointment with Tina Frühauf, Tina and Barbara can also be found at the RILM booth (booth #6) in the Exhibit Hall.