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RILM at AMS, Rochester, 2017

01 November 2017

You are invited to a lunch meeting with RILM, co-hosted by EBSCO, at the American Musicological Society’s annual conference in Rochester.

On Friday, 10 November, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, RILM will present, “Breaking Barriers for Music Research in the Twenty-First Century: MGG Online and RILM’s Newest Reference Resources” in Genesee F at the Radisson Hotel in Rochester, NY.

Editor-in-Chief Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie will open the meeting with a brief update on recent developments at RILM, including the coming takeover of Index to Printed Music (IPM). Following this, Editor Georg Burgstaller will present RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, an expansion and enhancement of the unrivaled global bibliography of writings with full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals. Associate Executive Editor Tina Frühauf will then speak about RILM Music Encyclopedias, an expanding full-text compilation, now with 45 current and historical titles from 1775 to the present. This resource provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas in music. In January 2018 four more titles will be added to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. MGG Online, the digital and continually updating version of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in November 2017 – an occasion for a glance back at its achievements and transformations as well as a look forward towards new objectives. In this spirit, the lunch meeting ends with a Q&A with Laurenz Lütteken, Editor-in-Chief of MGG Online. In a conversation moderated by Tina Frühauf, he will respond to questions regarding the structure and nature of a digital encyclopedia, the production and interpretation of musicological knowledge in the digital age, and the relationship between technological advances and research needs.

All interested persons are invited to this presentation. RSVP is required by Friday, 3 November, to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to, including your name, institution, and “AMS”.

Barbara, Tina, and Georg, can also be found at the RILM booth (booth #302) in the Exhibit Hall.