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“MGG Goes Digital” Presentation and Reception on 4 November at AMS

25 October 2016

On Friday, 4 November, at 5:15 pm, Bärenreiter and RILM will present “Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) Goes Digital in 2016” in Junior Ballroom D.Presenters include MGG Online’s Editor in Chief, Laurenz Lütteken (University of Zurich), Bärenreiter’s Wendelin Göbel, Clemens Scheuch, and Ilka Sührig, and RILM’s Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie and Jonathan Greenberg, with a welcome by Ellen T. Harris (AMS President).In 2014 Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler entered a long-term partnership with RILM to create MGG Online, accessible for the first time in November 2016. MGG Online includes the content of the second edition of MGG (1994–2008) as well as subsequent updates and newly written articles. A powerful new platform enhances the content of this incomparable and authoritative encyclopedia. Features include sortable works lists, easy toggling between article versions, links to related content in RILM Abstracts, integrated translation, and much more. Come see what a 21st-century music encyclopedia can be!RILM, Bärenreiter, and J.B. Metzler invite you to a reception in the Finback room following the presentation, starting at 6:15 pm.

You are invited to lunch in Vancouver hosted by RILM

19 October 2016

On Friday 4 November, at noon, RILM will present “New Networks of Music Literature: RILM and Musicology in the Twenty-First Century ” on the 34th floor of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.

RILM’s Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Editor-in-Chief) and Tina Frühauf (Content Acquisitions Director) will present two new resources:

RILM Music Encyclopedias (RME) is a full-text compilation of 45 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising nearly 100,000 pages. This extensive global resource is designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. RME provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of core discipline and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages—currently English, German, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Slovak. The content is cross-searchable, saving users considerable time and effort.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) is a rich and comprehensive global database. RAFT provides music scholars with access to one of the most comprehensive full-text resources for music research. It expands and enhances the unrivaled bibliography of RILM Abstracts. In addition to abstracts, indexing, and metadata curated and written by RILM’s team of subject experts, RAFT offers search and browse for each full-text issue, cover to cover.

RSVP is required by Monday 24 October 2016 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to, with the subject heading “AMS/SMT Lunch”; include your name and institutional affiliation.

RILM Music Encyclopedias Announces the Addition of Four Titles

19 October 2016

On 1 January 2017, RILM Music Encyclopedias will add four seminal works to its collection of 41 historical and current titles:

– Albert Lavignac and Lionel de La Laurencie, Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du Conservatoire (Paris: C. Delagrave, 1913–1931).

– Gracian Černušák, Bohumír Štědroň, and Zdeněk Nováček, Československý hudební slovník osob a institucí (Praha: Státní Hudební Vydavatelství, 1963/1965).

– Franz Stieger, Opernlexikon/Opera catalogue/Lexique des opéras/Dizionario operistico (Tutzing: Schneider, 1975–1983).

– Bianca Maria Antolini, Dizionario degli editori musicali italiani, 1750–1930 (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2000)

With the addition of these titles, RILM Music Encyclopedias augments its coverage and depth, adding topics such as Italian music publishers, printers,booksellers and all aspects of Slovak and Czech musical life. It also includes one of the most monumental historic French encyclopedic undertakings and the most frequently consulted opera catalogue which also contains ballets,oratorios, and other stage works.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries that is designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions from Komponisten der Gegenwart, the database broadens its collection annually.

If you do not already subscribe to RILM Music Encyclopedias via EBSCOhost®, email your EBSCO Sales Representative at