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  • LISWire: EBSCO Publishing Acquires The Music Index Online™ from Harmonie Park Press

    January 22nd, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2010 — Continuing a strong commitment to music research, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired The Music Index Online™ from Information Coordinators, Inc., d/b/a Harmonie Park Press, an international leader in music reference publishing.

    The Music Index Online has been available on the EBSCOhost® platform since 2005. EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says the acquisition makes sense given the depth and breadth of the current music resources available on EBSCOhost®. “EBSCOhost has become the leading platform for music research and it is the most-used platform for The Music Index Online. The acquisition allows EBSCO to invest in and enhance the database while continuing to offer libraries a comprehensive package of music databases.”

    EBSCO has become the quintessential provider of music research resources with a complete music collection of databases covering the spectrum of music sources, genres and time periods from the 17th century through the present day. Resources available from EBSCO include RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (FullTEXT) and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

    Additional music coverage is also available in The Index to Printed Music, Music Catalog-Library of Congress, RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance™ and International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text™. The breadth of music-related databases available on EBSCOhost is substantial; these resources complement one another and provide researchers with extensive coverage from renowned sources all on one platform.

    The Music Index Online
    The Music Index Online is the single most comprehensive subject-author guide to music periodical literature with data from more than 850 music periodicals from over 40 countries. The database is an invaluable resource for both the novice scholar and the experienced academician with more than 1.4 million subject and author records and about 100,000 new records being added annually. Coverage for The Music Index Online spans 1972 to the present, as well as additional backfile data from 1962-1971. Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are thoroughly categorized and organized. The Music Index Online cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians and the music industry.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
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