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You are invited to lunch in Vancouver hosted by RILM

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.