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The publishers Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler have partnered with RILM to launch MGG Online in autumn 2016. MGG Online will include the content of the second edition of MGG (1994–2008), as well as subsequent updates, revisions, and additions. This new material will appear only in MGG Online.

Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler will remain responsible for content and will ensure that MGG Online continues MGG’s reputation for being the most up-to-date and authoritative reference work available. RILM will bring its expertise to bear on the design of the online database and the creation of a user-friendly platform that will be fully equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities.

MGG Online features:

  • Complete content of the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, plus continuous updates, revisions, and additions
  • Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of all fields of music studies
  • Over 16,000 articles written by more than 3,500 authors from 55 countries
  • User-friendly platform with the most advanced search and browse capabilities
  • Easy toggling between current and older versions of each article
  • Automatic translation from German to over 100 languages via Google Translate integration
  • User accounts where annotations and notes can be created, saved, and shared
  • Cross references linking related content throughout MGG Online
  • Links to related content in RILM abstracts of music literature
  • An interface compatible with mobile and tablet devices

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