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RILM at IAML Riga, Latvia

21 June 2017

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 Riga, 18-22 June 2017.

A number of RILM staff members will be chairing sessions, giving papers, and exhibiting.

Zdravko Blažeković, RILM’s Executive Editor, will chair the session “Traditional Music” on Monday, 19 June at 4:00 p.m. He will also chair the RILM Business Meeting for National Committees on Tuesday, 20 June at 11:00 a.m.

On Thursday, June 22, at 11:00 a.m., Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, RILM’s Editor-in-Chief and current President of IAML, will chair the RILM open session and present an update of the latest happenings with RILM and its resources (among other IAML duties). Yun Fan, Editor at RILM, together with Glenn Henshaw will present “Visualizing the Knowledge Space of Music”, and Alla Semenyuk from the Russian State Library in Moscow and Yulia Stepanova from the Scientific Library of the Moscow State Conservatory will present “Literature About Music in Russia (2006–2016)”.

There will be a reception honoring RILM National Committee members and other committee members and contributors on Wednesday evening, 21 June.

Please feel free to find any of us and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello.

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

Job Announcement: PDF Remediator/PDF-Editing Specialist

08 June 2017


Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, widely recognized as the world’s most comprehensive abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines for over 50 years, now with over 940,000 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 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. Scanning and conversion of full-text data is done primarily by external contractors who return PDF files to RILM. These files can be imperfect and require remediation. RILM is expanding its team of PDF remediators.


Perform editing on PDF and raw image files, primarily using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat

  • Tasks will include cleaning dirty scans, erasing handwritten marks, cropping, etc., on both single and bulk files

Update spreadsheets and databases
Maintain and organize computer files


Adobe Photoshop (2+ years)
Adobe Acrobat
Google Sheets
Knowledge in music is a plus but not a requirement

The successful candidate will be comfortable engaging closely with different personalities in a small office, work equally well independently or in a team-environment, and demonstrate adaptability and innovation in their problem-solving techniques.

Hours:​ Full-time, exempt. The job will last until at least early Fall 2017 and possibly beyond. RILM’s official workweek is 35 hours.

Ability to work both in the office (Midtown Manhattan) and from home is required.

Benefits: ​For ​full-time employees employed for a minimum of 90 days,​ RILM offers an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation time, 403(b) and defined contribution retirement plans, educational assistance.

Please send cover letter and CV to

Jadranka Važanová
Product Development Coordinator

Rachael Brungard
RAFT Accessions Coordinator

Luka Douridas
PDF Coordinator