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RILM at IAML in Prague, 2022

18 July 2022

RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Prague, 24–29 July 2022.

On Thursday, 28 July, at 2:00pm/8:00am EDT, Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, RILM’s Executive Director and past President of IAML (among many other IAML duties), will chair the RILM general session titled Bibliography as a Tool of Cultural Preservation, which will include three presentations: Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie and Jadranka Važanová (RILM’s Senior Editor and RAFT Product Development Coordinator) will give an update on the latest development across all of RILM’s resources. Zdravko Blažeković (RILM’s Executive Editor and Product Development Coordinator), together with Antonio Baldassarre (Hochschule Luzern – Musik) and Daniela Castaldo (Università del Salento), will introduce the new DEUMM ONLINE. Stephanie Bonjack (University of Colorado Boulder) will present the paper “Highlighting performing arts and cultural heritage in Ukraine”.

On Wednesday, 27 July, at 11:00am/5:00am EDT, Jadranka Važanová will chair the RILM Business Meeting for National Committees.

Please feel free to find any of us and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this exciting event in the conference program and on the conference website.

RILM at ICTM, 2022

15 July 2022

RILM will participate in the 46th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 21–27 July 2022.

On Saturday, 23 July, at 9:00am/4:00am EDT, Associate Editor Gene Lai will present his paper “Reducing the stigma by embracing the ‘salad’: The invention of damaru Indian drumming ensemble in multicultural Singapore”. Shortly thereafter, at 11:30am/6:30am EDT, RILM Editor Mu Qian and Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković will present their paper “Jean Theodore Royer and his collection of Han Chinese instruments” during the panel Han Chinese and Tibetan Instrument Collections of the Past and Present, organized and chaired by Mu Qian. Blažeković will also chair the panel Non-Sounding Musical Sources on 25 July, at 5:00pm/12:00pm EDT and can be seen, along with RILM’s commission mixte member Gisa Jähnichen, in Fernando Palacio’s film What moves us?–to be presented as a fixed installation at the conference and discussed in a panel meeting on 26 July at 10:00am/5:00am EDT.

RILM invites you to take a glance at the conference program and watch the trailer for the film What moves us?

RILM is Hiring (Executive Assistant)

13 July 2022

RILM seeks an Executive Assistant / Office Manager to aid the Executive Director with administrative duties and provide support to management. The successful candidate must have superior organizational skills to support and empower senior leadership. The ideal person for the job will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. They will have previous experience working in an office environment, performing administrative duties and providing support to management. Knowledge of the academic, library, and/or online information arenas would be a plus. Given the changing nature of the executive landscape, we seek an individual with flexibility and foresight, while maintaining confidentiality related to high-level systems and operations.

For a detailed job description, including duties and qualifications, and to apply for the position, visit the Job Openings website of the Research Foundation of CUNY.

RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2023

12 July 2022

In January 2023, RILM Music Encyclopedias will welcome two new titles into its continuously expanding collection of historical and current reference volumes:

  • Kovačević, Krešimir, gen. ed. Muzička enciklopedija (2nd ed.; Zagreb: Jugoslavenski Lekskografski Zavod, 1971–77) 3 vols.; 713-[14] p. [7]; 742 p.; 789 p. In Croatian and Serbian.
  • Krešimir Kovačević, ed. Leksikon jugoslavenske muzike (Zagreb: Jugoslavenske Leksikografski Zavod Miroslav Krlea, 1984) 2 vols.; 589 p.; 575 p. In Croatian.

The 2023 additions to RILM Music Encyclopedias enrich the content of the collection with two complementary titles that document the music history and musical life of Southeastern Europe. Both reference works were edited by the distinguished Croatian music historian Krešimir Kovačević (1913–92), who was active as a music writer, critic, teacher, conductor, and editor-in-chief of the Croatian music periodical Arti musices (1973–79). Both works were published by the Jugoslavenski Leksikografski Zavod in Zagreb and represent a collaboration of the best scholars from all six Yugoslav states.

The addition of these titles, which augment the coverage and depth of RILM Music Encyclopedias, emphasizes RILM’s mission to include the music scholarship of all countries and in all languages.

RILM Music Encyclopedias can be accessed via EBSCOhost and on RILM’s platform Egret at

For further information, please email

New Additions to RILM Abstracts with Full Text

11 July 2022

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text just added eight more titles to its full-text journal collection. The new titles are:

  • Aspekty muzyki. Gdańsk: Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki, 2011–. ISSN 2082-6044
  • Ad Parnassum: A journal of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century instrumental music. Bologna: Ut Orpheus, 2003–. ISSN 1722-3954
  • Feedback papers and Feedback papers: Weltmusik. Köln: Feedback-Studio, 1971–2009. ISSN 0000-0000
  • Informazione organistica: Rivista della Fondazione Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo. Pistoia: Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo, 1989–2019. ISSN 1724-4315
  • Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute. Los Angeles: University of Southern California – Arnold Schoenberg Institute. 1978–1996. ISSN 0146-5856
  • Journal of Czech and Slovak music: The journal of the Dvořák Society. Newcastle-under-Lyme: Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music, 1974–. ISSN 2515-6292
  • Music therapy today. World Federation of Music Therapy, 2001–2007, 2011–. eISSN 1610-191X
  • Neuma: Revista de música y docencia musical. Talca: Universidad de Talca, 2008–. ISSN 0718-7017 and eISSN 0719-5389

With the addition of these titles, RILM Abstracts augments its coverage and the depth of its full-text enhancement. 

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music, featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. It covers over one million publications from the early 19th century to the present on traditional music, popular music, jazz, classical music, and related subjects, enhanced with full text.If you do not already subscribe to RILM Abstracts with Full Text, get in touch with your EBSCO sales representative, or email