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Towards Global Knowledge, Decolonization, and Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities Through Culture and Arts Education

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is honored to participate in the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024 with a virtual side event comprising four short presentations. Rooted in the understanding that information literacy is a fundamental pillar in education, these talks pivot around the notion of global knowledge as a foundation of culture and arts education. Tina Frühauf (Executive Director) opens the panel with a broader theoretical framework, followed by the second presentation in which Zdravko Blažeković (Executive Editor) takes Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) as a model that underlines the importance of a global approach to information literacy. This is followed by a local perspective from Farah Zahra (Associate Editor), taking the case of Iraqi literature and knowledge as an example. The final presentation by MU Qian (Editor) highlights decolonization (understood here as an ongoing process) as an additional objective for the UNESCO Framework for Culture and Arts Education, taking the treatment of Uygur culture as a case in point. The panel will close with a Q&A session.

For more information on the speakers and the content of their talks, please consult RILM’s event webpage. We hope that you’ll join us for this exciting event.

To Join the Presentation:
Date: 9 February 2024
Time: 10am EST (UTC-5) / 2pm GMT (UTC+0) / 3pm CET (UTC+1) / 10pm CST (UTC+8)
Duration: 1 hour
Registration link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yb4n2NiFQWSlAalV1MT-KA
Webinar link: available upon registration
Contact: rilm@rilm.org

RILM at MLA Conference in Cincinnati, 2024

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

RILM would like to invite you to our lunchtime presentation at the 93d Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hosted by RILM and EBSCO, the luncheon will take place in the Rosewood Room at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Friday, 1 March 2024, from 12:30 to 1:30pm EST. Jadranka Važanová, Elizabeth Martin-Ruiz, and Ian McGorray will update attendees about recent developments in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, RILM Music Encyclopedias, Index to Printed Music, and MGG Online, and about the forthcoming products DEUMM Online and RILM Archive of Popular Music Magazines.

Please RSVP by Saturday, 10 February 2024 to reserve your lunch and a seat by emailing conferences@rilm.org with your name, institution, and “MLA 2024” in the subject line. 

In addition to the lunch presentation, if you want to learn more about the RILM products or share feedback, Liz, Ian, and Jadranka will be available at MLA throughout the conference and are eager to talk with you. Feel free to drop by the RILM booth or make an appointment by contacting subscriptions@rilm.org. Virtual attendees can schedule one-on-one consultations via Zoom.

For more details, head to our conference webpage. We look forward to seeing you soon!

RILM at the 21st Panama Jazz Festival

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

RILM will participate for the first time at the Panama Jazz Festival, held in Ciudad de Panama, 15-20 January 2024. 

On Thursday, 18 January, 3:00-4:00pm EST, Latin America and the Caribbean Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert will discuss her research on Indigenous music in the Colombian Andes.

Then, the following day, Friday, 19 January, 9:00-10:00am EST, Beatriz will provide an introduction to RILM and its products in her talk entitled “Cómo investigar en música: Recursos básicos”.

Please feel free to find Beatriz after her presentations to learn more about her work, ask questions, provide feedback, and discover what’s new at RILM and its exciting plans for the future!

RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2024

Monday, January 08, 2024

RILM Music Encyclopedias has just added four new titles into its continuously expanding collection of historical and current reference texts:

  • Felipe Pedrell, gen. ed. Diccionario técnico de la música (1st ed.; Barcelona: Isidro Torres Oriol, 1894) xix, 529 p. In Spanish.
  • Felipe Pedrell, gen. ed. Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico de músicos y escritores de música españoles, portugueses e hispano-americanos antiguos y modernos: Acopio de datos y documentos para servir a la historia del arte musical en nuestra nación (1st ed.; Barcelona: Tipografía de Víctor Berdós y Feliú, 1897) 2 vols., xix, 715 p., 88 p. In Spanish.
  • Nancy Groce. Musical Instrument Makers of New York: A Directory of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Urban Craftsmen (Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1991) xxi, 200 p. In English.
  • Warren Bebbington, ed. A Dictionary of Australian Music (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998) xiv, 361 p. In English.

The 2024 additions, with their geographic reach from Australia to Spain to New York, reflect RILM’s global mission, adding historical depth, wide-ranging cultural perspectives, and diverse subject matter to the essential full-text reference collection that is RILM Music Encyclopedias. The Diccionario técnico de la música and the Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico are treasure troves of Spanish music historiography, while the English texts—centering on musical heritage at opposite sides of the globe—will captivate the organologist and musicologist alike. 

RILM Music Encyclopedias can be accessed via EBSCOhost and on RILM’s platform Egret at rme.rilm.org.

For further information, please email encyclopedias@rilm.org