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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RILM is hiring

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is seeking to hire a part-time Assistant Editor to work in our offices at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Responsibilities
• Keying and uploading of new entries into the RILM database; classifying each entry according to general musical topics.
• Checking each bibliographic detail for accuracy and consistency, and ensuring that RILM’s bibliographic and style rules are followed.
• Some editing of abstracts according to RILM style.
• Verifying new entries against the RILM database and other bibliographic sources, including OCLC’s WorldCat where applicable.
• Proofreading and other office duties as needed.

Background and qualifications: The candidate for this position must have a solid knowledge of music, strong written English skills, and a keen eye for bibliographic detail. A good working knowledge of another language in addition to English is required. Strong organizational skills, experience with computers (particularly databases and word processing), and the ability to work independently, but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity, is important.

Hours and pay rate: 20 hours per week would be optimal. Assistant Editors begin at $14/hour.

Application materials may be submitted to:

Joseph Orchard
RILM International Center
365 Fifth Ave., Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309
jorchard@rilm.org
Phone: 212-817-1992
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

RILM at MLA in Orlando, Florida

RILM would like to invite you to lunch, hosted by RILM and EBSCO, in Orlando at the Music Library Association's annual conference.

On Friday, 24 February, from 12:30 to 2:25 pm, RILM will present, "Shaping Music Resources in the Twenty-first Century: RILM and its New Releases RAFT and MGG Online" in Ballroom C at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, located at 9700 International Drive.

Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie will give a general update on the RILM organization, and on RILM Music Encyclopedias (now enlarged by four new titles). Following this, Jonathan Greenberg will introduce RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT), an expansion and enhancement of the unrivaled global bibliography of writings on music with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals. Available on the EBSCOhost® platform, RAFT offers search and browse for each full-text issue, cover to cover. Jonathan will also introduce the freshly released MGG Online, based on the authoritative German-language music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2nd edition, with updates, revisions, and additions to the over 19,000 original articles. MGG Online is available on RILM’s own powerful platform, offering advanced search and browse capabilities, personalized accounts, and much more.

All interested persons (scholars, librarians, contributors, board and committee members, etc.) are invited to this presentation. Please RSVP by 18 February to reserve lunch and a seat: Send an email to conferences@rilm.org with your name, institution, and "MLA" in the subject line.

Barbara and Jonathan will be available at MLA to discuss RAFT and MGG Online in person. If you cannot attend the lunch and want to learn more about the products or share feedback, feel free to make an appointment with Jonathan, jgreenberg@rilm.org . Jonathan and Barbara can also be found at the RILM booth in the Exhibit Hall.



Sunday, November 06, 2016

„MGG Online“ – Dynamische Datenbank der Musik-Enzyklopädie „Die Geschichte in Musik und Gegenwart” ab jetzt verfügbar

Die umfangreiche und maßgebende deutschsprachige Musik-Enzyklopädie „Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart“ (MGG) ist nun als dynamische Online-Datenbank unter dem Titel „MGG Online“ verfügbar. Ihr Herausgeber, der angesehene Musikwissenschaftler Laurenz Lütteken (Zürich), arbeitet mit einem international besetzten Beirat ebenso profilierter Musikwissenschaftler, der MGG-Redaktion sowie Autoren aus der ganzen Welt zusammen, um kontinuierlich Inhalte zu aktualisieren und hinzuzufügen. „MGG Online“ wurde von den Verlagen Bärenreiter (Kassel), J.B. Metzler (Stuttgart) und Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM, New York) gegründet, finanziert und umgesetzt.

„MGG Online“ enthält den vollständigen Inhalt der zweiten Ausgabe der MGG, herausgegeben in 29 Bänden zwischen 1994 und 2008 von Ludwig Finscher. Diese Druckausgabe besteht aus mehr als 18.000 Artikeln, verfasst von 3.500 Autoren aus 55 Ländern. Mehr als 16.000 biographische Artikel befassen sich mit Komponisten, Sängern, Instrumentalisten und Theoretikern. Viele Artikel behandeln nicht-westliche Komponisten, Musiker und Schriftsteller, darunter viele Persönlichkeiten aus Jazz und populärer Musik, außerdem Instrumentenbauer, Verleger, Musikwissenschaftler, Schriftsteller, Librettisten und bildende Künstler. Über 1.500 Sachartikel stellen Musikästhetik und -theorie dar, Epochen und Genres, Kirchenmusik und Popmusik, Instrumente und Manuskripte sowie Städte und Länder. Weitere Beiträge umfassen Institutionen (einschließlich Musikbibliotheken), musik-ikonographische Themen und Musik in Bezug auf Geschichte, Kunst, Literatur, Philosophie, Recht, Naturwissenschaften und vieles mehr.

„MGG Online“ enthält alle diese Inhalte in einer ständig aktualisierten und wachsenden Datenbank mit überarbeiteten Daten, neuen Informationen und revidierten Artikeln. Ab 2017 werden regelmäßig neue Einträge hinzugefügt. Alle Artikel-Versionen bleiben dauerhaft zugänglich und als solche gekennzeichnet. Bereits zu Beginn werden die Benutzer etwa 200 aktualisierte oder neugeschriebene Artikel finden.

„Die hohen, international Maßstäbe setzenden wissenschaftlichen Standards der Druckausgabe sind dabei auch für die Online-Version verpflichtend“, schreibt der Herausgeber Laurenz Lütteken.

„MGG Online“ nutzt eine leistungsstarke, von RILM neu entwickelte Plattform, die den Inhalt anhand hochmoderner Such- und Browser-Funktionen erschließt. So können beispielsweise die ausführlichen MGG-Werklisten nach verschiedenen Kriterien sortiert werden. Weitere Funktionen ermöglichen leichtes Umschalten zwischen Artikel-Versionen, individualisierbare Benutzerkonten (in denen Lesezeichen und Anmerkungen erstellt, gespeichert und mit anderen geteilt werden können), integrierte Übersetzung aus dem Deutschen in mehr als 100 Sprachen, und Links zu den umfassenden „RILM Abstracts of Music Literature“. Die Plattform wird kontinuierlich mit neuen Funktionen und Suchmöglichkeiten erweitert werden.

„Die Plattform von „MGG Online“ zielt darauf ab, das Potenzial einer Enzyklopädie im 21. Jahrhundert zu verwirklichen“, schreibt RILM-Geschäftsführerin Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie.

„MGG Online“ ist für Abonnenten ab 7. November 2016 unter mgg-online.com verfügbar.

Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel, Basel, London, New York, Praha: Bärenreiter, gegründet 1923, ist weltweit unter Musikforschern, Interpreten und Komponisten angesehen als Verlag wissenschaftlich-kritischer Notenausgaben, insbesondere von Komponisten-Gesamtausgaben, als Verlag der MGG sowie eines umfangreichen Musikbuchprogramms, darunter vielen wissenschaftlichen Reihen. Eine wesentliche Rolle spielen außerdem musikpädagogische Titel wie die international verbreiteten Saßmannshaus-Streicherschulen. Der Katalog von Bärenreiter umfasst über 7.000 Titel. Bärenreiter beschäftigt in seinem Kasseler Hauptsitz samt eigener Verlagsauslieferung und in den Tochterfirmen rund 150 Mitarbeiter. Bärenreiter ist ein familiengeführtes Unternehmen. www.baerenreiter.com

Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart: Der Verlag J.B. Metzler, gegründet 1682, ist einer der wichtigsten deutschen geisteswissenschaftlichen Fachverlage. Publiziert wird in den Bereichen Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft, Philosophie, Geschichte, Antike, Musik und Medien. Lexika und Enzyklopädien, Literaturgeschichten und Handbücher sowie Werkausgaben und studentische Einführungen prägen das Verlagsprofil. In jüngster Zeit sind zum Teil in internationaler Kooperation die vielbändigen renommierten Referenzwerke „Kindlers Literatur Lexikon“ (3. Auflage), „Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike“ sowie die „Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit“ als Online-Datenbanken publiziert worden. www.metzlerverlag.de

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), New York: RILM ist der ebenso umfassenden wie akkuraten Musikforschung in allen Ländern und Sprachen verpflichtet, über disziplinäre und kulturelle Grenzen hinweg. Die bekannteste Publikation, „RILM Abstracts of Music Literature“, ist eine internationale Bibliographie des Musikschrifttums vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. „RILM Music Encyclopedias“, eine Volltextsammlung von grundlegenden Musikenzyklopädien, erschien im Dezember 2015. „RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text“, eine Erweiterung der bekannten Bibliographie mit über 200 Volltextzeitschriften, erschien im Juli 2016. RILM wird von der Internationalen Vereinigung der Musikbibliotheken, Musikarchive und Dokumentationszentren, der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft und des Internationalen Rates für traditionelle Musik gefördert. www.rilm.org



Sunday, November 06, 2016

Celebrated Music Encyclopedia Now Online: MGG Online. Die Musik in Geschichte ind 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, the renowned musicologist Laurenz Lütteken (Zurich), 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, financed, and implemented by the publishers Bärenreiter (Kassel), J.B. Metzler (Stuttgart), and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM, New York).

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. Biographical articles cover more than 16,000 composers, singers and instrumentalists, and theorists. Many articles are about non-Western composers, performers, and writers, figures from jazz and popular music, philosophers and literary figures, as well as instrument makers, publishers, musicologists, writers, librettists, and visual artists. More than 1500 subject articles cover music aesthetics and theory, epochs and genres, church music and pop music, instruments and manuscripts as well as cities and countries. Comprehensive articles on institutions (including music libraries), music iconographical subjects, and music as it relates to history, art, literature, philosophy, law, the natural sciences, and more are included.

MGG Online contains all of this content in a continuously updated and expanding database in which the data is revised, new information is added, and articles are rewritten. Beginning in 2017, new entries will be added regularly. All article versions remain permanently accessible and clearly labeled. Upon launch, users will find some 200 articles already updated or rewritten.

"The authoritative standards of scholarship and editorial practice for which the print edition was renowned remain hallmarks of the new online version," writes Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Laurenz Lütteken.

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 work lists, for example, 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 the comprehensive RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. The platform will be continually enhanced with new features and search possibilities.

“The platform of MGG Online aims to realize the potential of what a 21st-century music encyclopedia can be,” writes RILM President Dr. Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie.

MGG Online is available to subscribers from November 7, 2016, at mgg-online.com.

Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel, Basel, London, New York, Praha: Bärenreiter, founded in 1923, is known worldwide among musicologists, performers, and composers as a publisher of critical music editions (especially of composers’ complete editions), of MGG, and of a comprehensive music book program, including many scholarly series. Titles in music pedagogy play an essential role as well, such as the internationally popular Sassmannshaus string tutor. Bärenreiter’s catalogue includes more than 7000 titles. The headquarters in Kassel, including its music distribution service and subsidiaries, comprise approximately 150 employees. Bärenreiter is a family-run business. www.baerenreiter.com

Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, founded in 1682, is one of the most important German publishers in the humanities. It publishes in the areas of literature and linguistics, philosophy, history, antiquity, music, and media. Dictionaries and encyclopedias, histories of literature, handbooks, as well as editions and student introductions characterize its publishing profile. Recently, partly through international cooperation, the renowned multi-volume reference works Kindlers Literatur Lexikon (3rd edition), Der Neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike, and the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit have been published as online databases. www.metzlerverlag.de

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), New York: RILM facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, is an international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text repository of seminal music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, an enhancement of the flagship publication that includes over 200 journals in full text, was launched in July 2016. RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). www.rilm.org




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“MGG Goes Digital” Presentation and Reception on 4 November at AMS

On Friday, 4 November, at 5:15 pm, Bärenreiter and RILM will present “Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) Goes Digital in 2016” in Junior Ballroom D.

Presenters include MGG Online’s Editor in Chief, Laurenz Lütteken (University of Zurich), Bärenreiter’s Wendelin Göbel, Clemens Scheuch, and Ilka Sührig, and RILM’s Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie and Jonathan Greenberg, with a welcome by Ellen T. Harris (AMS President).

In 2014 Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler entered a long-term partnership with RILM to create MGG Online, accessible for the first time in November 2016. MGG Online includes the content of the second edition of MGG (1994–2008) as well as subsequent updates and newly written articles. A powerful new platform enhances the content of this incomparable and authoritative encyclopedia. Features include sortable works lists, easy toggling between article versions, links to related content in RILM Abstracts, integrated translation, and much more. Come see what a 21st-century music encyclopedia can be!

RILM, Bärenreiter, and J.B. Metzler invite you to a reception in the Finback room following the presentation, starting at 6:15 pm.




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

RILM Music Encyclopedias Announces the Addition of Four Titles

On 1 January 2017, RILM Music Encyclopedias will add four seminal works to its collection of 41 historical and current titles:

- Albert Lavignac and Lionel de La Laurencie, Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du Conservatoire (Paris: C. Delagrave, 1913–1931).

- Gracian Černušák, Bohumír Štědroň, and Zdeněk Nováček, Československý hudební slovník osob a institucí (Praha: Státní Hudební Vydavatelství, 1963/1965).

- Franz Stieger, Opernlexikon/Opera catalogue/Lexique des opéras/Dizionario operistico (Tutzing: Schneider, 1975–1983).

- Bianca Maria Antolini, Dizionario degli editori musicali italiani, 1750–1930 (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2000)

With the addition of these titles, RILM Music Encyclopedias augments its coverage and depth, adding topics such as Italian music publishers, printers,booksellers and all aspects of Slovak and Czech musical life. It also includes one of the most monumental historic French encyclopedic undertakings and the most frequently consulted opera catalogue which also contains ballets,oratorios, and other stage works.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries that is designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions from Komponisten der Gegenwart, the database broadens its collection annually.

If you do not already subscribe to RILM Music Encyclopedias via EBSCOhost®, email your EBSCO Sales Representative at information@ebsco.com.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

You are invited to lunch in Vancouver hosted by RILM

On Friday 4 November, at noon, RILM will present "New Networks of Music Literature: RILM and Musicology in the Twenty-First Century " on the 34th floor of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.

RILM’s Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Editor-in-Chief) and Tina Frühauf (Content Acquisitions Director) will present two new resources:

RILM Music Encyclopedias (RME) is a full-text compilation of 45 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising nearly 100,000 pages. This extensive global resource is designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. RME provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of core discipline and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages—currently English, German, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Slovak. The content is cross-searchable, saving users considerable time and effort.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (RAFT) is a rich and comprehensive global database. RAFT provides music scholars with access to one of the most comprehensive full-text resources for music research. It expands and enhances the unrivaled bibliography of RILM Abstracts. In addition to abstracts, indexing, and metadata curated and written by RILM’s team of subject experts, RAFT offers search and browse for each full-text issue, cover to cover.

RSVP is required by Monday 24 October 2016 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to conferences@rilm.org, with the subject heading "AMS/SMT Lunch"; include your name and institutional affiliation.



Wednesday, July 06, 2016

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text™ Now Available from EBSCO Information Services

Extensive Full-Text Coverage of the World’s Music Literature

Music researchers can now access one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of global music research with the release of RILM abstracts of music literature with full text™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc. (RILM), RILM abstracts of music literature with full text enhances the unrivaled bibliography of writings on music provided by RILM abstracts of music literature™ with the addition of approximately one million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present—many of which are unavailable elsewhere online.

The vast and unique global full-text content in RILM abstracts of music literature with full text (RAFT) spans 50 countries in 40 languages, providing broad coverage of music-related disciplines, fields, and subject areas, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, performance, and pedagogy. The cover-to-cover full text in RAFT includes articles and reviews, as well as obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements and news items. This extensive collection, paired with the comprehensive bibliography of writings on music, creates an unrivaled resource.

At launch the RAFT collection includes a minimum of 62,000 records. Upon completion, targeted for the end of 2016, the collection will contain over 175,000 records. Thereafter, RAFT will be updated with the full-text content of recent issues. Complete information regarding each journal in the collection and its current coverage status can be found at http://www.rilm.org/fulltext. RILM abstracts of music literature with full text is available via the EBSCOhost® platform and is updated monthly.

About RILM

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM abstracts of music literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM music encyclopedias, a full-text repository of seminal music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. In late 2016, in partnership with the publisher Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler, RILM will release MGG Online, which comprises the 2nd edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with new and substantially updated content. RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). For more information, visit the RILM website at http://www.rilm.org

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 750,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

For more information, please contact:
Tina Frühauf
Content Acquisitions Director
tfruhauf@rilm.org



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RILM and the IAML 2016 Congress in Rome

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) will be an active participant at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Rome, 3-8 July 2016.

Besides the role of Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, RILM’s Editor-in-Chief, who is also the current president of IAML, other RILM senior personnel will be chairing sessions, giving papers, and exhibiting.

Mackenzie will present an update of the latest happenings with RILM and its products at the RILM open session on Thursday, 7 July at 2 p.m.

Zdravko Blažekovi?, RILM’s Executive Editor, will chair the RILM open session on Thursday, 7 July at 2 p.m., and the RILM Business meeting for National Committee?s on Friday at 11:00 a.m.?

Also at the RILM open session Thursday, Tina Frühauf, RILM's Content Acquisitions Director, will present "RILM Music Encyclopedias in the Age of Meta?Encyclopedias"; and Jason Lee Oakes, RILM's Popular Music Editor, will present "Popular Music in RILM: Notes on Deconstructing the Database".

There will be a reception honoring RILM National Committee members and other committee members and contributors on Wednesday evening.

The RILM exhibit will be attended by Tina Frühauf and Jason Oakes. Please stop by with any questions you might have about the new RILM products.

Click here for the conference program.
Click here for the conference website.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Annual Summary of RILM Activities

“RILM in 2016”, our annual summary of activities and progress, is now available. To view it, go to reports and select "2016" from the drop-down menu.



Friday, April 15, 2016

Job announcement: Marketing Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Marketing Manager
Hours: Full-time

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is scheduled to be launched in 2016. RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text repository of music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. In late 2016, in partnership with the publishers Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler, RILM will release MGG Online, which comprises the 2nd edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with new and substantially updated content. RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). For further information, please visit www.rilm.org.

Overview: RILM seeks a Marketing Manager to create and execute RILM’s marketing activities across all its products, as well as to oversee sales and subscription activities, and product support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute RILM’s marketing campaigns and public relations (including website design and revisions, social media, search engine optimization, email and direct mail campaigns, exhibits, etc.).
  • Oversee sales activities and subscriptions for existing and planned products and services.
  • Proactively work with aggregators on customer communications and sales
  • Direct RILM’s Subscription Manager activities and goals.
  • Assist product managers with publisher relations.
  • Develop both print and digital press releases, catalogs, fact sheets, competitive analyses, webinars, and other promotional collateral to optimize RILM’s product visibility in print and electronic forums.
  • Play key role in developing training materials, FAQs, and other marketing materials about RILM products.
  • Organize customer feedback and suggestions for product enhancements and improvements and communicate these ideas to appropriate teams.
  • Plan and support outside product advisory teams and other market research programs, competitive intelligence efforts, and strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee all logistics, plan RILM’s presence, and some travel likely to represent RILM at sales forums, possibly at academic conferences.


Peripheral Duties:
  • Cross training to serve as back-up on other business development and product communications activities, including aggregator relationships, royalty quoting, reporting and analysis, and customer and content provider relations.
  • Participate in and work closely with product teams.
  • Create and deliver in-person and online presentations on RILM Products and Services to various audiences and arrange for them to be available on the product section of the website.
  • Participate in other special projects as assigned.


Minimal Qualifications, Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Applicant must have direct professional experience in public-facing roles, including ability to work under pressure in deadline-driven environment.
  • Bachelors degree with minimum of four years of professional experience.
  • Extensive writing, proofreading, editing and promotional marketing skills (press releases, online catalogs, fact sheets, social media, advertisements, etc). Writing samples will be required and a proofreading exercise will be administered during interviews.
  • Must have solid knowledge of at least one foreign language (preference: German or Spanish) and wide cultural familiarity and/or sensitivity.
  • Conscientious and meticulous, with a proven ability to operate at a consistently high level producing quality, detail-oriented work.
  • Academic and professional background in music scholarship and/or music librarianship, and/or experience marketing products and services to libraries and other academic institutions.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with integrated enterprise-wide content management systems and MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, FrontPage, and PowerPoint).
  • Highly motivated and strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and work independently under pressure.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree from ALA-accredited institution and/ or experience in electronic publishing preferred.
  • Experience developing innovative product marketing messages for core audiences.
  • Experience in defining and implementing social media and inbound marketing strategies.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite or comparable CRM software.
  • Knowledge of WordPress.
  • Basic XHTML and CSS skills.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in marketing products in developing countries.

Hours: Full-time, exempt. RILM’s official work week is 35 hours, but time requirements fluctuate with projects, and more than 35 hours each week is common. Some travel is likely.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: Please send cover letter, résumé, and references to jobs@rilm.org.



Thursday, February 18, 2016

RILM at MLA in Cincinnati

RILM would like to invite you to lunch, hosted by RILM and EBSCO, in Cincinnati at the Music Library Association's annual conference.

On Friday, March 4th, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, RILM will present, "Breaking Barriers for the Twenty-First Century: The New RILM Music Encyclopedias and Recent Developments at Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale" in the Rosewood Room at the Hilton Hotel, Netherlands Plaza in Cincinnati

Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie will give a brief update on RILM overall, including developments with MGG Online (the coming digital, updated version of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) and more. Following this, Tina Frühauf will introduce the new RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). As the only cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world, it is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

All interested persons (scholars, librarians, contributors, board and committee members, etc.) are invited to this presentation. RSVP is required by Monday February 29th to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to conferences@rilm.org, including your name, institution, and "MLA".

Tina will be available at MLA to discuss RILM Music Encyclopedias in person. If you cannot attend the lunch and want to learn more about the product or share feedback, feel free to make an appointment with Tina Frühauf, encyclopedias@rilm.org. Tina and Barbara can also be found at the RILM booth (booth #6) in the Exhibit Hall.



Monday, November 23, 2015

RILM at SEM in Austin

On Saturday, December 5, at 12:15 p.m., RILM will present
"Power searching and full-text encyclopedias: Recent developments at RILM"
in Room 410 of the Hilton Austin

Attendees will be treated not only to a free meal, but also to a review of the latest developments at Répertoire International de Littérature Musical. During this luncheon Editorial Director James Cowdery will present advances in EBSCO’s indexing browser. Improvements to the index and its searchability are increasing access to RILM’s 864K+ records.

Jim will also introduce a new product: RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). As the only cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world, it is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

RSVP is required by Wednesday 3 December 2015 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to conferences@rilm.org, including your name, institution, and “SEM”.



Sunday, December 20, 2015

***NEW***: RILM Music Encyclopedias

The definitive online global reference repository of core music encyclopedias and dictionaries
An entire music library’s bookcase just one click away.

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), publisher of the world's largest bibliographic database of literature about music, proudly introduces RILM Music Encyclopedias™, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields of research, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, musical instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). It is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. New titles will be added annually, ensuring that RILM Music Encyclopedias is musicology’s reference shelf of the future, comprising every aspect of lexicographical writings on music. RILM Music Encyclopedias is available via EBSCOhost®, which brings its expertise to bear on the design of the online database with a user-friendly and familiar platform. RILM Music Encyclopedias is fully equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities, allowing for cross searches in multiple languages. It is the only multi-lingual cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world.

For trials, sales, and subscription terms please contact your EBSCO Sales Representative or email information@ebsco.com.

For further details:
rilm.org/encyclopedias

For inquiries and suggestions:
encyclopedias@rilm.org

About RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Since 1967 it has been a leader in supporting worldwide music scholarship. It has the backing and participation of the three major international scholarly music societies: International Musicological Society; International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres; and International Council for Traditional Music. Through its global network and advanced information technologies, RILM is dedicated to disseminating knowledge and fostering communication among all music researchers. Its flagship publication, RILM abstracts of music literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music. With the addition of retrospective records, RILM now offers abstracts and indexing for over three centuries of publications on music from around the world. As of 2015, RILM is releasing of full-text publications, starting with RILM music encyclopedias and continuing in 2016 with MGGOnline, the digitization of Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. This repository of resources will be further expanded in 2016.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 750,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.




Monday, November 02, 2015

RILM at AMS in Louisville

You are invited to lunch in Louisville hosted by MGG and RILM.

On Friday, 13 November, at noon, RILM will present, "Music research in the 21st century: MGG, RILM, and expanding reference resources" in Segel, on the 3rd floor of Galt House, Louisville.

There will be two parts to the presentation:

(1)MGG (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) goes digital. In 2014 the publishers Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler entered a long-term partnership with RILM for realizing MGG Online. MGG Online will include the content of the second edition of MGG (1994–2008) as well as subsequent updates, revisions, and additions. All entries from this widely consulted and cited encyclopedia will be accessible to users through the new online database beginning in 2017. Regular updates, new articles, and many additional details will guarantee that MGG continues to be musicology’s foremost reference work. During the presentation the Editor in Chief of MGG, Laurenz Lütteken (University of Zurich), and the Editor Ilka Sührig (Bärenreiter Verlag Kassel), together with Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Editor in Chief of RILM), will inform the American musicological community about the project for the first time. Information regarding the first edition of MGG will also be presented. All interested persons (scholars, librarians, contributors, board members, etc.) are invited to this presentation.

(2) Tina Frühauf will introduce the new RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). As the only cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world, it is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

RSVP is required by Wednesday 11 November 2015 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to conferences@rilm.org, including your name, institution, and "AMS".

More information is here (English) and here (German); more information on RILM Music Encyclopedias is available here.



Monday, October 19, 2015

RILM is hiring

RILM seeks to fill an Associate Editor position with someone who will engage professionally and culturally with German-language music scholarship. Go here for the full job description and application.



Friday, August 28, 2015

RILM in Morelia, Mexico

On 19 September 2015, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale will participate in the Encuentro Internacional de Investigación y Documentación de la Música y las Artes Escénicas, which will be held at the Conservatorio de las Rosas, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. The morning session will be devoted to the introduction and demonstration of RILM, RIPM, RISM, and RIdIM; the afternoon round-table discussion will touch upon the important issues concerning the participation of Mexican institutions and the inclusion of Mexican materials into the four R's. Executive Editor Zdravko Blazekovic will represent RILM's perspective.

El 19 de septiembre de 2015, el Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) participará en la Reunión Internacional de Investigación y Documentación de Música y Artes Escénicas, que se celebrará en el Conservatorio de las Rosas de Morelia, Michoacán, México. La sesión de la mañana se dedicará a la introducción y demostración de RILM, RIPM, RISM y RIdIM. Por la tarde, una sesión en mesa redonda tocará los temas importantes que afectan a la participación de instituciones mexicanas y la inclusión de materiales mexicanos a los cuatro R's. Zdravko Blazekovic, Editor Ejecutivo, representará la perspectiva de RILM.



Wednesday, August 05, 2015

RILM abstracts product update

Moving forward, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale's two main bibliographic products, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature have been realigned and renamed on the EBSCO platform.

Effective 29 July 2015, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature will change its name to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present only). At the same time, the content of what was called RILM Abstracts of Music Literature has been merged with RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature into a single, comprehensive database. The new product is called RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and will provide a single point of access. With the merge, customers will be able to search all RILM Abstracts content and utilize RILM’s four authority databases (Names, Subjects, Instrument Families and Countries), which was previously unavailable when accessing both databases in a multi-database search environment.

In addition, we are releasing feature enhancements to the functionality of the Major Topics and Subjects fields. The data contained in the Major Topic field has been enhanced to provide users with a more dynamic search experience, and the Subject field will now engage all of the preceding terms to provide more relevant results. For more details on these enhancements, visit the EBSCO Support Site.

Regular users of EBSCO should have heard from EBSCO regarding these changes, which will require some updating of links and the saving of searches, but for more information on these changes, please contact EBSCO's Customer Support.




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RILM and IAML/IMS New York City

Moving forward, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale's two main bibliographic products, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature have been realigned and renamed on the EBSCO platform.

Effective 29 July 2015, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature will change its name to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present only). At the same time, the content of what was called RILM Abstracts of Music Literature has been merged with RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature into a single, comprehensive database. The new product is called RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and will provide a single point of access. With the merge, customers will be able to search all RILM Abstracts content and utilize RILM’s four authority databases (Names, Subjects, Instrument Families and Countries), which was previously unavailable when accessing both databases in a multi-database search environment.

In addition, we are releasing feature enhancements to the functionality of the Major Topics and Subjects fields. The data contained in the Major Topic field has been enhanced to provide users with a more dynamic search experience, and the Subject field will now engage all of the preceding terms to provide more relevant results. For more details on these enhancements, visit the EBSCO Support Site.

Regular users of EBSCO should have heard from EBSCO regarding these changes, which will require some updating of links and the saving of searches, but for more information on these changes, please contact EBSCO's Customer Support.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job Announcement: Tutorial videos

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, widely recognized as the world’s most comprehensive abstracted bibliography covering music and related disciplines. The database started in 1967 and now includes some 830,000 records. It is fully searchable, with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and abstracts.

RILM is looking to produce video tutorials for assisting users to work in its database on the EBSCO platform. We are seeking someone who can produce a series of short videos highlighting different search techniques for this music research tool. Experience with RILM and/or other EBSCO databases is strongly preferred.

Hours are flexible. The position will terminate on the completion of the project. Compensation will depend on experience and qualifications. Interested persons should send a CV and letter of interest to rilm@rilm.org.



Thursday, February 05, 2015

RILM at MLA, Denver

Music research in the 21st century: Features and search techniques of the RILM bibliographies

Everyone is welcome!

Thursday February 26, at 7:30 am

In Horace Tabor/Molly Brown

We will be providing a free breakfast for people who attend. The breakfast will be followed by a brief presentation to show you what's new on the EBSCO platform - features designed to make RILM more useful than ever to library patrons. Updates to the RILM bibliography on the EBSCO platform will be showcased. ​If you plan to attend, please send an email to conferences@rilm.org.

The RILM Team




Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Job announcement: Software Developer

[This position has been filled]

Overview:

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature, widely recognized as the world’s most comprehensive abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines for over 45 years, now with some 830,000 records. The database is fully searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and abstracts, and with titles given in both the original language and English translations.

RILM is currently aggressively expanding its product offerings, creating several digital publishing initiatives. These initiatives focus on extracting full-text data from publications such as journals and encyclopedias, targeting topics within RILM’s domain expertise. The initial task will be to create and implement a content delivery platform for an online German music encyclopedia for users around the world. The goal is to create a best-in-class framework for extracting and indexing full-text content (from digital and printed sources) for searching, display, and content management. Key to these initiatives is integrating RILM’s existing unique bibliographic and related assets into the indexing and searching process.

Responsibilities:
  • Software architecture and design
    • Understand project requirements, and translate those requirements into architecture design and implementation
    • Implement functionality on a Web-based platform using both an XML database and an RDBMS (SQL) database
    • Participate in all aspects of development team tasks, testing and support as appropriate
    • Work closely with project team in an agile environment
    • Participate in preparation of both technical and end-user documentation
  • Participate organization-wide in all RILM development projects
    • Assists the product and technology team with input across all projects
    • Provide communication and recommendations to management and piers on best practices, consistency, and documentation
  • Provide hands-on end user support where necessary
Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or related work experience
  • 3+ years experience in software development with experience in:
    • XML (XML, XPath, and XSLT)
    • HTML/CSS, and JavaScript (jQuery)
    • RESTful Web Services (using both XML and JSON)
    • SQL (MS SQL and MySQL)
    • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal
  • The following qualifications are a plus
    • Experience with XQuery, MarkLogic’s search features, and development platform
    • Experience with Node.js
    • Experience with AWS or similar hosted platform
    • Experience with NoSQL datastores like MarkLogic
The successful candidate will have some experience in RILM’s domain area (libraries, academic publishing), or is willing to accept a steep learning curve. The successful candidate will also be willing and able to work in multiple development environments and frameworks, as well as to learn and provide leadership in new environments.

Hours: Full-time, exempt. RILM’s official work week is 35 hours, but time requirements fluctuate with projects, and more than 35 hours each week is common. Some travel is likely.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please send cover letter and CV to rilm@rilm.org



Tuesday, February 03, 2015

RILM at IASPM-US

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) will be sponsoring a table at IASPM-US during the upcoming meeting in Louisville, February 19-22. A table will be manned in the book exhibition area by Jason Oakes, a long-time editor for RILM. Please stop by and ask any questions you may have about how RILM might help you in your research. You may be surprised at the breadth of RILM's coverage of popular music.



Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Job announcement: Technical assistant

General Description:

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill a College Assistant position (functional title: Technical Assistant). RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material)in print.

The successful candidate will assist with data entry and clean-up, materials handling, and project tracking, some database work, the organization of archived print materials, and other administrative work as needed. Scrupulous attention to detail is required.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory, or equivalent experience/knowledge, is required.

• Intermediate skills in Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of Access/Filemaker or other databases is a plus.

• Some familiarity with music literature, bibliographies, academic journals, and encyclopaedias, and the ability to organize data into logical concepts.
Some familiarity with library cataloguing would be a plus.

• Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work is required.

• Knowledge of XML, SQL, and HTML are not required, but could be an advantage.

• Ability to work independently but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity is essential.

The work takes place in the RILM International Center’s office in New York City.

Work schedule: An average of up to 14 hours per week until 30 June 2015. Renewal of the appointment thereafter is possible. Flexible work schedule.

Please send cover letter and CV to rilm@rilm.org





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

RILM leaving ProQuest

If you subscribe to RILM via the ProQuest platform, please be aware that all subscriptions must be renewed by December 31, 2014. RILM will continue to work with ProQuest throughout 2015 to maintain data for all subscribers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RILM's subscriptions manager at rlentjes@rilm.org.
The complete announcement regarding RILM and ProQuest may be found here:
http://www.rilm.org/news/proquest_announcement.php



Friday, October 31, 2014

RILM at SEM in Pittsburgh

Global Bibliography: Power Searching with RILM via EBSCO

Répertoire International de Litérature Musicale and EBSCO Information Services want to show you what's new in RILM and on the EBSCO platform--features and materials designed to make RILM ever more useful to ethnomusicologists. Come see what RILM can do for you today!

The event will take place at 12:30 on Saturday, November 15 in the King's Garden, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

We will be providing lunch to the first 35 people who respond to this invitation. To RSVP, send an email to mailTo:conferences@rilm.org. Please provide your name, institution, and "SEM".



Monday, October 20, 2014

RILM at AMS/SMT in Milwaukee

Musicological Research in the 21st Century: RILM’s Global Music Bibliographies

Presented by Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, Editor-in-Chief

Répertoire International de Litérature Musicale and EBSCO Information Services want to show you what's new in RILM and on the EBSCO platform--features and materials designed to make RILM ever more useful to musicologists. Come see what RILM can do for you today!

The event will take place during the noon hour on Saturday, November 8 in the
Wright Ballroom B in the Hilton Hotel.

We will be providing lunch to the first 35 people who respond to this invitation. To RSVP, send an email to conferences@rilm.org. Please provide your name, institution, and "AMS/SMT".



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Changes in RILM access

Beginning in January 2015, new subscriptions to RILM will only be available through EBSCO, and no longer through ProQuest. A full announcement of this transition, including options for those currently using the ProQuest platform, is available at the link below.

http://www.rilm.org/news/proquest_announcement.php



Friday, October 03, 2014

RILM at CMS in St. Louis

"Keeping pace with your discipline: Browsing global music knowledge with RILM"
will be presented on Friday, October 31, at 1 p.m
The Plaza
on the second level of the
Ritz Carlton Hotel, St. Louis

This will be an opportunity to learn, not only about the RILM databases on the EBSCO platform, but about some of the newest developments at RILM.

All are welcome.



Friday, September 12, 2014

RILM in Greifswald, Germany

Herzliche Einladung zur Mittagspausen-Präsentation

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature auf EBSCO

Wann: Donnerstag, 18. September 2014, 13:00–14:30 Uhr
Wo: Audimax (Rubenowstr. 1), Hörsaal 5

Einem leichten Mittagessen für die Teilnehmer folgt eine kurze Präsentation, die Neues auf der EBSCO Plattform vorstellt—Funktionen und Aktualisierungen, die RILM nützlicher als jemals zuvor für Musikwissenschaftler macht.

Für diejenigen, die nicht RSVP'd haben, wird ein Mittagessen auf einem First-Come-First-Served-Prinzip angeboten.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RILM on EBSCO at the RMA in Leeds

RILM on EBSCO
Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, September 4 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

We will be giving a presentation to show you what's new on the EBSCO platform -
features designed to make RILM more useful than ever to music scholars.
Updates to the RILM bibliography on the EBSCO platform will be showcased.




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Position announcement: Internship

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is offering unpaid intern positions for writing English-language abstracts for publications in a variety of languages. These interns will share a unique opportunity to enrich their familiarity with cutting-edge research technology and developments in musicology and related disciplines.

RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International
Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully
searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material)in print.

Interns will learn RILM’s editorial style and apply it to writing English abstracts for unabstracted publications, many of which are not in English. RILM
will provide materials to interns living in New York City; those unable to visit our office must be affiliated with a library that provides access to the
necessary materials, either through its collection or through Interlibrary Loan.

Those interested should send a brief cover letter and C.V., highlighting language expertise, to James Melo, Senior Editor ( jmelo@rilm.org).





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Job announcement: Associate Editor (Spanish)

General Description:

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position. RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material) in print.

The successful candidate will be required to learn and apply RILM’s editorial rules, as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content, through research, of the material.

Other Duties:

Edit, index, translate, and sometimes write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of accuracy, focusing on Spanish material.

A work schedule of 20 hours per week is envisioned for training (full-time hours are 35 per week). After a lengthy training period, schedule can be flexible.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

• PhD/ABD in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory is preferred.

• Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts is required, with proven research and writing skills.

• Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work is required.

• Native or near native fluency in Spanish.

• Ability to work independently but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity is essential.

• The work takes place in the RILM International Center’s office in New York City.


Follow this link to apply: https://www.rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/cgi-bin/show_job.asp?pvn=REA-1722





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RILM to partner to publish MGG Online

In 2014 Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler, the publishers of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), entered a long-term partnership with RILM. MGG Online will include the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions.

Regular updates will guarantee that MGG remains musicology’s foremost reference work. All entries from this widely consulted and cited encyclopedia will be accessible to users through the new online database beginning in 2017.

Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler will remain responsible for MGG’s content and will ensure that MGG Online continues to offer up-to-date and authoritative articles. 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.

With its broad international experience, RILM will also be responsible for the worldwide marketing of MGG Online. Subscription details for libraries and other users will be issued soon.

More information is here (English) and here (German).



Tuesday, March 04, 2014

RILM Retrospective on ProQuest

RILM Retrospective, a bibliography for pre-1967 publications, is now on ProQuest.




Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RILM on EBSCO filled up

The RILM on EBSCO breakfast is filled up. Please stop by the RILM booth if you have any questions about RILM on the EBSCO platform.



Friday, January 24, 2014

RILM on EBSCO at the Music Library Association

RILM on EBSCO
Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, March 1st at 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Veranda Room
Third Floor

We will be providing a free breakfast on Saturday followed by a brief presentation to show you what's new on the EBSCO platform -
features designed to make RILM more useful than ever to music scholars.
Updates to the RILM bibliography on the EBSCO platform will be showcased.
This is an open invitation, but please send us a note at conferences@rilm.org to let us know you are coming.



Friday, January 24, 2014

RILM on ProQuest at the Music Library Association

Everyone is welcome!
Friday February 28th at 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Veranda Room
Third Floor

We will be providing a free lunch on Friday followed by a brief presentation to show you what's new on the Proquest platform--features designed to make RILM more useful than ever to music scholars.

Updates to the RILM bibliography on the Proquest platform will be showcased.
This is an open invitation, but please send us a note at conferences@rilm.org to let us know you are coming.



Thursday, October 31, 2013

RILM on EBSCO at AMS Pittsburgh

RILM will be giving a presentation on RILM on EBSCO on Friday, November 8, 2013.

During the lunch break, from 12:15 to 1:45 on Friday, November 8, there will be a presentation of the RILM bibliography on the EBSCO platform at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. A free box lunch is available to the first 35 people who sign up to attend. The presentation will be held in Rivers on the Ballroom Level of the Wyndham Hotel.

If you are interested in this event, please send us an email at conferences@rilm.org. Please indicate whether you would prefer a vegetarian lunch.



Thursday, October 31, 2013

RILM at AMS Pittsburgh

RILM will at AMS Pittsburgh from November 7-10, 2013.

There will be a RILM booth in the Exhibitor's Hall at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, at the Wyndham Hotel. Stop by see what we are up to.




Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RILM Retrospective

RILM Retrospective, a new bibliography for pre-1967 publications, launches today.
http://bibliolore.org/2013/06/26/rilm-retrospective-is-now-online/



Thursday, June 20, 2013

750,000 records

RILM is approaching 750,000 records!
750,000 seconds = 8.68 days
750,000 inches = 11.8 miles
750,000 ounces = 23.4 tons



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

RILM hosts the 11th Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable, Focus on the Library

RILM is hosting the Eleventh Annual National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Humanities Roundtable, Focus on the Library, on Monday, 1 October, 2012, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue). The topics for the day include discovery of humanities content in the current library environment, information literacy and training of end-users, best practices for both providers and licensors of high-quality content, criteria libraries use to decide which products and services to invest in, and the digital humanities. For more information, see http://nfais.org/page/370-2012-nfais-humanities-roundtable



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Music's Intellectual History reviewed in Fontes Artis Musicae

RILM's volume of essays on music historiography, entitled Music's Intellectual History, has been reviewed by Peter Sühring in Fontes Artis Musicae 59/1 (January–March 2012) 81–83. For an English translation of the review, click here.



Thursday, September 22, 2011

RILM’s Participation in Discovery Services

The RILM database can be searched via the EBSCOHost platform and the ProQuest platform, as has been the case for some years. RILM is also available on one discovery service: the EBSCO Discovery Service. RILM has not provided any metadata of any kind to any other discovery service (including Summon, ExLibris, and WorldCat Local). Any indication to the contrary is inaccurate.

RILM is the world’s most comprehensive database of music literature. All types of publications on music, in all media, are included: books, journals, online resources, research-based sound recordings and films, dissertations, and more (see a complete list of document types). Publications represented in RILM originate from 122 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe, and are compiled through a collaborative effort between theInternational Center and some 50 committees across the globe. Almost 700,000 records in 131 languages include title translations into English and abstracts in English; the latter are now supplemented with abstracts in the language of publication. All non-roman writing systems such as Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew are also represented. Currently RILM grows at a rate of 30,000 records each year.

RILM has dedicated significant resources to the coverage of ethnomusicology, popular music, jazz studies, and retrospective publications over the past two decades. Coverage begins with publications from 1967 and continues through the present. Retrospective projects fill in selected publication types from earlier years, most notably conference proceedings back to 1835. RILM is also committed to establishing an interdisciplinary context for music studies, and therefore actively tracks publications in a wide range of disciplines that includes anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, dance studies, dramatic arts, librarianship, literature, pedagogy, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, and therapy.

RILM records are linked more and more with full-text resources, and this linking is expected to increase significantly.

The breadth and depth of coverage is available only through the RILM database. Researchers and students with no access to RILM will miss a large percentage of content in almost any area. And they will not have the advantages of the precision RILM offers them in refining their search.

Contact: Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, Editor-in-Chief, RILM




Monday, April 05, 2010

EBSCO to acquire rights to license select databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service

EBSCO has purchased the rights to license certain vendor-owned databases, including RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, that are currently available through OCLC FirstSearch. Existing FirstSearch subscribers will continue to receive access to RILM on the FirstSearch platform through the end of their current subscriptions. To ensure a smooth transition for customers, EBSCO plans to provide RILM's current FirstSearch subscribers access to the database through EBSCOhost in parallel with FirstSearch for the remainder of the current subscription. Further details can be found in the EBSCO news release,. You can also contact RILM with any questions.



Thursday, February 18, 2010

RILM is blogging

Simply by virtue of what they do, RILM editors have a unique perspective on music literature. RILM's new blog, Bibliolore, has been launched for the purpose of sharing such observations with people who find them interesting and relevant to their work.



Thursday, January 21, 2010

RILM is no longer available through OVID SilverPlatter platform

As of 8 January 2010, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is no longer offered through OVID (SilverPlatter platform) for new subscribers. Active subscriptions are no longer renewable on OVID after the expiration of the current subscription term.

RILM continues to be available through EBSCO (EBSCOhost platform), OCLC (FirstSearch and WorldCat Local platforms), and ProQuest (CSA Illumina platform). Free trial subscriptions are available on all of them.

The RILM staff will be more than happy to assist through this transition. Please do not hesitate to send questions, comments, or requests for assistance to subscriptions@rilm.org.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Music's Intellectual History is published.

Sixty-six essays in Music's Intellectual History offer insights into the history of music scholarship from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, demonstrating the partnership of RILM and historiographic investigation. The contributions address an array of subjects and perspectives that indicate the directions music scholarship has taken in the past, reveal the precedents of current scholarly habits, and suggest future paths. An outline of the volume's table of contents can be found on this site.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

RILM establishes new committees in Guatemala and Venezuela

The Guatemalan national committee began operations in early 2009 under the initiative of Matthias Stockli, a researcher at the Centro de Estudios Folkloricos of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. He received a doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Zurich and has lived in Guatemala since 1997, where he has taught at some of the country's leading universities. In 2006, he co-edited the first ever written compilation of articles dedicated entirely to ethnomusicological research in Guatemala, and since 2008 he is co-editor of the journal Senderos: Revista de etnomusicologia, dedicated mainly to the music cultures of Guatemala and Central America.

Only a few months after the establishment of the Guatemalan committee, the pianist and musicologist Eduardo Plaza embarked on a similar venture in Venezuela, thus leading the way to a more comprehensive coverage of that country's rich musicological and ethnomusicological tradition. Eduardo Plaza studied piano and musicology in Strassbourg, France, and returned to Venezuela in 1998. Currently, he is a researcher at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and professor at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, where he also pursues a doctorate in literature. He is a member of the editorial board of the online periodical Musicaenclaves, which, together with the Revista musical de Venezuela, will form the initial core of publications to be entered in RILM on a regular basis.



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

RILM exhibits at the Music Library Association

RILM is exhibiting at the 78th annual meeting of the Music Library Association in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to browsing RILM publications, conference participants can take advantage of tutorials on how to search RILM effectively at the RILM booth. During the conference RILM's Editor-in-Chief Barbara Mackenzie will report on RILM in a panel dedicated to R-projects (RILM-RIPM-RISM-RIdIM) and other international endeavors. RILM will also partake in a discussion aimed at expanding JSTOR's coverage of music journals.



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

OCLC publishes RILM XML data

OCLC First Search has recently republished the complete RILM data set formatted in XML. Data going back to 1967 (and to 1835 in the case of conference proceedings) are unified for the first time, greatly facilitating full-text linking. Other features that have become available thanks to the XML data include the display of all non-roman writing systems and original language abstracts, in addition to the ones in English. NISC and OVID users can expect a similar data upgrade in the coming months.



Saturday, May 10, 2008

Data in XML format is available for EBSCO and ProQuest - CSA Illumina users

RILM's greatly improved data in XML format is now published by EBSCO and CSA. The XML format allows the display of all non-roman writing systems and the availability of double or multiple abstracts. Browsing by indexes such as document types or classes is also greatly improved thanks to the unification of all data going back to 1966, and in the case of conference proceedings back to 1835. The more granular data in XML format also provides the possibility of thousands of new full text links.



Monday, May 12, 2008

ICTM joins RILM's Commission Mixte

At its meeting in Vienna on 3-4 July 2007 ICTM's Executive Board accepted the invitation from RILM's Commission Mixte to become RILM's third sponsoring organization, joining the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. While ethnomusicological publications have always been within RILM's scope, ICTM's involvement will bring a new level of awareness to the coverage of ethnomusicology. This change will be reflected in RILM's reconstituted Commission Mixte, which serves as RILM's board, providing advice and guidance to the International Center in New York and, by extension, to national committees which supply about half of the bibliographic records included in the database. From 2008 each sponsoring organization will appoint four members to RILM's Commission Mixte.

In recent years RILM has significantly broadened its coverage of writings on music published in non-Western countries, striving to make its database truly global, representing scholarship on music anywhere in the world. ICTM members and national and regional committees will be extremely valuable in this effort, particularly by advising RILM about the organizing of RILM national committees in non-Western countries where ICTM membership is strong. Such collaboration will be beneficial for both the international scholarly community and for scholars in countries where RILM does not yet have committees.



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Over 35,000 abstracts in the language of publication are now available

Most of RILM's national committees provide abstracts in the language of the publications they deal with. RILM has always published English translations of such abstracts; now these translations appear along with the original non-English abstracts, making many RILM abstracts accessible to users who are not fluent in English. Thanks to RILM's new capability of displaying non-roman writing systems, abstracts written in such systems will also be available.



Saturday, May 10, 2008

RILM offers free, live, web-based tutorials

The need for precise search and browse strategies grows with the number of records in the database. To respond to this need and also to highlight search features that have recently become more powerful (thanks to the availability of the data in XML format) RILM is offering web-based tutorials. Upon demand, special topics can be explored during the tutorials. RILM encourages music librarians, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate classes to take advantage of this offer. Tutorials can be requested through this website.



Wednesday, May 07, 2008

RILM Abstracts of music literature volume XXXIII is published, marking the end of an era

The production of annual printed volumes, originally RILM's sole endeavor, ceases with volume XXXIII. The largest yet in a series of books stretching back to 1967, volume XXXIII documents 19,619 publications (all published in 1999), in 91 languages, from 81 countries. RILM online includes these records as well as all records in the database, which document publications from as far back as 1835 and as recently as April 2008. Future updates will appear online only. As annual printed volumes continued to increase in size, and researchers increasingly turned to electronic interfaces, it became clear that time and money spent on the production of printed volumes was better spent on improving RILM's online presence. RILM continues, however, to issue new books in the RILM retrospectives series.



Friday, May 09, 2008

New submission forms invite contributions from authors, researchers, and bibliophiles

RILM has recently upgraded its web submission forms. Thanks to a link to the live database, contributors can browse the existing bibliography of an author before creating a new record. Contributors can also attach reviews to book records, add articles to collections, and provide new or revised abstracts. More detailed instructions can be found on the submissions page of this site.



Friday, January 16, 2009

Publication of retrospective Festschriften bibliography projected for April 2009

Thanks to a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the fifth publication in RILM's Retrospective Series, Liber amicorum: Music Festschriften, 1840-1966, Music Scholars and Others, is now in the final stages; the finished book is projected for April 2009. Providing full bibliographic information, abstracts, and indexing for 6000 articles in 800 books, Liber amicorum is the largest compilation of its kind. The collection was abstracted almost entirely by RILM editors. The books were gathered through a variety of sources, including the Graduate Center's interlibrary loan system and the New York Public Library's extensive noncirculating collection. RILM is particularly grateful for the kind cooperation and support of the Brooklyn College Library for granting RILM access to the Gerboth Collection. The volume's value for researchers is increased through the inclusion of many music-related articles in Festschriften dedicated to individuals who distinguished themselves in fields other than music. A volume documenting Festschriften dedicated to composers and musicians is in preparation.



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Speaking of Music: Music Conferences, 1835–1966 becomes available online; institutional price for book is reduced

Winner of the 2006 Music Library Association's Vincent H. Duckles Award for "best research tool in music", the fourth publication in the RILM retrospectives series is now available online, extending the coverage of music conferences from 1835 to the present (a 172-year range). Work on this project was initiated by RILM's founder, Barry S. Brook, in the 1960s, but it was discontinued for practical reasons and lay untouched until a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2003 enabled its completion. The list of abstractors reflects the cumulative process, encompassing Brook's graduate students from the 1960s alongside RILM editors from the early 2000s. The project resulted in full bibliographic information, abstracts, and indexing for 5,948 articles from 511 books. Conferences can be browsed by using the congresses, conferences, symposia subject heading. The results can be narrowed down by using desired date ranges and also by using the meeting information (city/name/year) search option.

The new pricing of the volume is $145.00 for institutions (reduced 50%), $132.75 for agencies, and $65 for individuals. You can purchase it on this site.



Thursday, May 08, 2008

RILM records start featuring all non-roman writing systems

RILM records are now capable of displaying all non-roman writing systems, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, and Thai, provided that the users have the corresponding character sets installed in their computers. The improved display capabilities are due to RILM's compliance with Unicode (UTF 8), re-formatting of its data in XML going back to 1967 (and to 1835 in the case of conference proceedings), and the compliance of its vendors with the same requirements. Increasing numbers of non-roman titles, authors, publishers, and abstracts are being added to the database, greatly raising the applicable records' level of linguistic specificity.



Monday, May 12, 2008

500,000 threshold is crossed

RILM's database now contains over 500,000 records in 23 document types, including electronic publications. With newly-established national committees in Africa, China, and Thailand, both the foundation and the size of the database continue to expand, and items published in non-Western countries are increasingly part of the mix. More detailed information on the cumulative data can be obtained through the scope page of the website.