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*MGG Online*. *Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart* is now available as
an online database

The comprehensive and authoritative German-language music encyclopedia, *Die
Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG)*, is now available as a dynamic
online database under the title *MGG Online*. Its Editor-in-Chief, Laurenz
Lütteken, is collaborating with an editorial board of internationally
respected musicologists, the *MGG* editorial department, and authors around
the world to update and add new content on a continual basis. *MGG Online* has
been created and implemented by the publishers Bärenreiter, J.B. Metzler,
and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale.

*MGG Online* contains the complete content of the second edition of *MGG*,
published in 29 printed volumes between 1994 and 2008 under Editor-in-Chief
Ludwig Finscher. It consists of more than 18,000 articles written by 3500
authors from 55 countries. *MGG Online* contains this content in a
continuously updated and expanding database with revised data and rewritten
articles. Beginning in 2017, new entries will be added regularly. All
article versions remain permanently accessible and clearly labeled.

*MGG Online* resides on a powerful new platform developed by RILM, further
enhancing the content through cutting-edge search and browse functions.
MGG’s widely reputed and comprehensive works lists can now be sorted by the
user according to several criteria. Other features include easy toggling
between article versions; individual user accounts in which bookmarks and
annotations can be created, saved, and shared; integrated translation from
German to more than 100 languages; and links to *RILM Abstracts of Music
Literature*. The platform will be continually enhanced with new features
and search possibilities.

*MGG Online* was launched on November 7, 2016. Excerpts from the launch
celebration at the AMS/SMT conference in Vancouver can be watched at
https://vimeopro.com/vupload3/mgg-goes-digital/.

Please visit mgg-online.com for a preview, or to sign-up for a free trial.

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