National Bibliographical Partnership: RILM-UK and the Institute of Musical Research

Saturday 7 June 2008

Following a three-year research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to bring references to UK publications up to date, the RILM-UK team at the University of Nottingham is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Institute of Musical Research from 1 May 2008. The new framework enables the project to be funded indefinitely and ensures that UK research will remain up to date in RILM International for the foreseeable future.

The Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and International Association of Music Libraries. It is a continually updated database of musicological writings - including books, journal articles, congress reports and dissertations - based at the RILM International Center in New York ( and published in printed form, on CD-ROM, and online. Each entry includes an abstract and details of any reviews.

Covering musicological activities in 134 countries and with 30,000 new listings every year, RILM is the premier reference source of scholarly writings on music, and an essential research tool for musicians and musicologists.

RILM-UK is led by Dr Sarah Hibberd and coordinated by Dr Vassilis Vavoulis, in partnership with the national committee (Chair: Richard Chesser).