Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale [RILM; International Repertory of Music Literature; Internationales Repertorium der Musikliteratur]
- Barry S. Brook
- , revised by Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie
[RILM; International Repertory of Music Literature; Internationales Repertorium der Musikliteratur]
An international bibliography of scholarly writings on music. It covers both current and older literature, provides abstracts for each entry, and has been published in three formats: printed volumes (updated annually), CD-Rom (quarterly) and online (monthly). It is the second of four such bibliographical ventures in music, the first being Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), founded in 1952, the third Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), founded in 1971, and the fourth being Répertoire International de Presse Musicale (RIPM), founded in 1987.
RILM was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries; Barry Brook, Harald Heckmann and François Lesur were co-founders. It was the pilot project of the interdisciplinary Bibliographic Center planned by the American Council of Learned Societies; similar methods are used in other disciplines, notably Répertoire International de la Littérature de l’art (RILA). RILM’s Commission Internationale Mixte is made up of distinguished scholars and librarians who represent the sponsoring organizations. The position of Editor-in-Chief has been held by Barry Brook (...