GLOSSARY

Basic RILM terminology made simple!

Analytic Article, chapter, or section of a publication that will have its own record in RILM.

BID Book Identification Number. Generated by iBiS when a cover record is created. Used to tie the necessary analytics to the cover.

Cover Any collection, symposium, Festschrift, reference work, or other item that will have individual chapters, articles, or other sections accessed separately. Covers generate a BID number that gathers all of the analytics together under a main record and allows the generation of a table of contents.

IBIS The RILM database.

JID Journal identification number. Linked to an authority record. There may be multiple JIDs fora given title, as a result of publisher/location, title/subtitle, and ISSN changes.

PID Publisher identification number. Linked to an authority record. There is a separate record for each city.

RAFT RILM Abstracts with Full Text.

SID Series identification number. Linked to an authority record. There is a separate SID for each different publisher/city combination, and for each different sub-series.

TLA Three-letter acronym/User initials: Assigned by the International Center. Contact Richard Brown at rbrown@rilm.org if you need a new RILM account or additional accounts for new staff.