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MGG Online Webinars

In order to fully convey the possibilities of using MGG Online, RILM offers a regular series of free webinars. In these, content, editorial structures, as well as the technical possibilities of the MGG Online platform are presented and discussed. The webinars are held in English and German and can, in the case of larger groups, be specifically tailored to the needs of interested parties. They can be combined with introductions to other RILM resources: RILM Abstracts, RILM Music Encyclopedias, and the Index to Printed Music. They are ideal for everyone who would like to find out more about MGG Online as well as for universities,

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New Additions to RILM Music Encyclopedias

Three titles have just joined the continuously expanding collection of historical and current titles, RILM Music Encyclopedias: François Henry Joseph Blaze (Castil-Blaze). Dictionnaire de musique moderne (2nd ed.; Paris: Au magasin de musique de la Lyre moderne, 1825) 2 vols; xvi, 324 p. [25]; 389 p. First published in 1821, by its title alone, Castil-Blaze’s dictionary appears as a modernized version of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Dictionnaire de musique. Castil-Blaze follows Rousseau in terms of entry structure and content, but he updates and makes accessible the entries to a broader readership by focusing on issues that relate to the contemporaneous state of music and by doing so with

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DEUMM Online

Dizionario enciclopedico universale della musica e dei musicisti (DEUMM) to be published online New York, 31 January 2022 Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) has acquired the full rights to the Dizionario enciclopedico universale della musica e dei musicisti (DEUMM), published between 1983 and 2005 by the renowned Italian publisher of reference works, UTET Grandi Opere, under the editorship of Alberto Basso. With its three thematic sections (Le biografie; Il lessico; and I titoli e i personaggi) containing some 35,000 entries, DEUMM is the most important modern music dictionary in the Italian language.  The content of the original printed edition along with some updated and

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2022 Annual Meeting to be all virtual

The annual meeting for the Music Library Association in 2022 will now be completely virtual. The following is a message from the MLA Board President, Liza Vick, that was posted on the association’s email list on January 22, 2022. Dear MLA Colleagues, Thank you for your responses to our recent conference registrations polling. I am sure you are eagerly awaiting a status update for the 2022 annual meeting on March 2-6 (slated for Salt Lake City). The board, the 2022 annual meeting task force, the convention managers, and program chair have come to a very difficult decision to move to

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Request for Proposals: Current State of Music Librarianship Special Issue

We are planning a special issue of Notes titled “The Current State of Music Librarianship,” and we’re writing to ask you to consider contributing to it. In light of the profound changes to daily life and the operations of countless institutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is an especially important time to consider the state of music libraries. Many of us had to make major changes to meet our users’ needs for remote teaching and research. We adjusted modes of service and found creative ways to deliver content. As the effects of the pandemic linger, we’ve restored past practices

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Dependent Care & Accessibility Assistance Voucher for 2022 Annual Meeting

MLA has established a Dependent Care and Accessibility Assistance Voucher for the meeting in March, 2022. This fund was created in order to make attending the national MLA meeting more feasible to those with accessibility and dependent care needs and totals $2,000. Please note that this does not replace reasonable accommodations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act that would normally be provided by the Association upon request. Applicants may request up to $200 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Examples of allowable expenses include, but are not necessarily limited to:  Caregiving expenses at the site of

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Reduced Registration Program 2022

Thinking of attending the 2022 Salt Lake City annual meeting? Early Registration will be reduced to $140 for qualified applicants. You must be willing to work for a total of five (5) hours on one or more assigned jobs during the three and one half (3 ½) days of the conference. Possible jobs include assisting at the Registration Desk, assisting the Convention Manager, assisting the Placement Officer, or assisting an Exhibitor; with potential tasks ranging from helping to set up or take down displays, covering lunch breaks, running errands, or staffing a conference service point.A new possible job for 2022

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Coral Travel Grant Reflection

The Lenore F. Coral Travel Grant provided support that was central to my growth as a student and aspiring music librarian. I applied for the 2018 grant after I had attended my first IAML Congress in Riga, Latvia, the previous year. That first conference was a formative experience and helped me to realize that music librarianship was the right field for me; however, I was not a member of MLA or IAML at the time that I attended, and I did not know when or if I would be able to attend an event like that again. Fortunately, one of

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Giving Tuesday 2021: Ignite the Spark

MLA has long struggled with diversifying its ranks. Our hope for the Ignite the Spark campaign is to raise $5,000 to go towards the funding of even more Diversity Scholarships in hopes of keeping the dream of music librarianship bright for more students. The Diversity Scholarship provides at least $1,500 per year to support the tuition (and, if possible, other educational costs) of a student from an underrepresented population to matriculate in a program leading to a career in music librarianship. Help students in music librarianship ignite their passion for the field by donating to the MLA Diversity Scholarship! Contribute

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Racial Equity Institute Workshop, November 10, 2021

The Music Library Association has contracted with the Racial Equity Institute, LLC (REI), to provide a virtual groundwater approach session for members of MLA on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1-4:30 pm Central. This virtual session will be hosted on Zoom, and is limited to 100 participants. REI provides the following overview of the Groundwater Approach session: “In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant.” In recognition

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