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    EBSCO Information Services Releases RILM Music Encyclopedias™
    ~ Global Repository of Music Encyclopedias and Dictionaries for Music Researchers ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 4, 2015 — A new resource designed to meet the research needs of the international music community is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc (RILM). RILM Music Encyclopedias™, available via the EBSCOhost® platform, provides researchers with key music encyclopedias and dictionaries published from 1775 to 2015.

    RILM Music Encyclopedias is an extensive global repository that offers music researchers a compilation of 41 seminal full-text titles and is comprised of more than 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. Coverage spans the disciplines of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound and women composers. This new resource will continuously expand with titles that fit the needs of the international musicological research community.

    RILM Music Encyclopedias is also a valuable research resource for the international music community with content spanning multiple countries and languages including: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Greek.

    The addition of RILM Music Encyclopedias further expands EBSCO’s collection of music resources for researchers including RILM Abstracts of Music Literature™, Music Index™ and RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals™.

    About RILM
    Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM abstracts of music literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM music encyclopedias, a full-text repository of seminal music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. In late 2016, in partnership with the publisher Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler, RILM will release MGG online, which comprises the 2nd edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with new and substantially updated content.
    RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). For more information, visit the RILM website at

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 750,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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