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Information for Publishers

Monday, October 26, 2020

Partner with RILM to make your music journals and reference works available to researchers worldwide 

Publish with Us

Publishers around the world have partnered with RILM to make their journal and encyclopedia content, covering a wide range of subjects in music, available to researchers worldwide. Following our mission to provide the world’s writings on music to the global research community, we offer new ways to expand your market reach by integrating journals in full text into our widely used flagship resource RILM Abstracts, and by integrating reference works into the collection of reference works, RILM Music Encyclopedias. With no investment on your part other than providing content in hard-copy or electronic form, we invite you to join our current and ongoing projects. With your content’s inclusion, it not only becomes accessible to a broad international community of music researchers, it is also archived and preserved.

Develop Your Content with Us

We are constantly exploring leading technologies for preserving, delivering, and linking content on Egret, RILM’s platform for hosting, editing, and distributing full-text music reference works. With Egret we can customize a strategy that preserves your content and makes it ever more accessible as we have done with the renowned German-language encyclopedia MGG Online.

Learn More

If you are interested in discussing your options with RILM, contact us at info@rilm.org

Features of Egret

  • A bilingual English / German interface
  • Instant translation into over 100 languages through integrated Google Translate
  • Visual search tools (see the MGG Online Timeline)
  • User accounts in which annotations and notes can be created, saved, and shared
  • Traceable browsing history, facilitating easy reference to previously viewed content
  • Sortable works lists, bibliographies, discographies, and other lists
  • The ability to switch between between original and updated content
  • Cross-references linking related content throughout the products
  • Links to related content in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and other resources
  • An interface compatible with mobile and tablet devices
  • Supports data editing and tagging in XML

Resources for Learning

Monday, October 26, 2020

Find materials to aid teachers, students, and music researchers interested in learning about and using RILM’s rich music databases, research tools, and full-text publications

Videos

RILM’s YouTube channel offers a variety of introductory videos about our resources as well as tutorials. Link to these videos on your site.

Webinars

RILM offers tutorials for groups, including virtual in-class visits. To request a tutorial please send an email to info@rilm.org, indicating the resource (RILM Abstracts / RILM Music EncyclopediasMGG Online / Index to Printed Music) and possible foci, for customized searches. Please also indicate when you would like to schedule the webinar.

RILM Office Hour

For ad-hoc tutorials, attend our weekly office hour via RILM’s Facebook group Bibliography Buffs.

Teaching Guide

RILM offers PowerPoint slides for teaching RILM AbstractsRILM Music EncyclopediasMGG Online, Index to Printed Music, with guided comments and recommended searches.

Information for Licensors

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Find information that provides important guidelines to our mutual collaboration and communication

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

Publishers and Editors of Journals

For publishers around the world who have partnered with RILM to make their music-journal content available to researchers worldwide. Collaborate with us to present your journal as best as possible — find answers to questions about royalties, marketing, and access.

RILM Music Encyclopedias

Publishers of Reference Works

For publishers around the world who have partnered with RILM to make their music-reference content available to researchers worldwide. Collaborate with us to present your encyclopedia as best as possible — find answers to questions about royalties, marketing, and access.

Information for RAFT Licensors

Friday, October 23, 2020

Journal Representation and Coverage

Detailed information about journals in RAFT, including current coverage status, are available.

Please submit the following materials for accurate representation of your full-text journal(s) on this webpage:

  • A description of approximately 100 words for each journal, similar to the following example:

19th-century music is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of music having to do with the long nineteenth century. The journal is open to studies of any musical or cultural development that affected nineteenth-century music and any such developments that nineteenth-century music subsequently affected. The topics are as diverse as the long century itself. They include music of any type or origin and include, but are not limited to, issues of composition, performance, social and cultural context, hermeneutics, aesthetics, music theory, analysis, documentation, gender, sexuality, history, and historiography.

  • A thumbnail image of the cover. Specification: 110px W minimum
  • Your journal logo (if available). Specification: 222px W x 45px H maximum
  • The publisher logo. Specification: 222px W x 45px H maximum

Content Availability

Making the most recent content available as soon as it is published is our priority. Please send new issues of your journal as soon as they become available:

RILM International Center
Attn: Full-Text Journals
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

Keeping RILM Up to Date

Please inform us of any changes in the publication data (journal title, frequency, ISSN, contact information, open access content, etc.) by sending an email to fulltext.journals@rilm.org.

Access for Publishers and Editors

RAFT can be accessed at search.ebscohost.com using login information that RILM provides by email. To obtain this information again, please send an email to fulltext.journals@rilm.org.

Royalties

Royalty payments are issued within ninety (90) days following the close of each reporting period (1 January to 30 June, and 1 July to 31 December). Royalties are calculated based on the content of RAFT at the end of each reporting period. Please address royalty issues to fulltext.journals@rilm.org.

Usage Reports

Usage reports can be accessed at https://woodpeckr.rilm.org/usage. Login information will be provided by email. For questions about accessing usage reports, please send an email to fulltext.journals@rilm.org.

Promotion and Marketing

The more people and institutions know about RAFT, the more exposure your journal will receive and trials and subscriptions we can expect. Therefore, please include the information about your journal’s availability through RAFT on your website and in other promotional materials. Feel free to use the following sentences:

[Name of journal] is abstracted and indexed in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. Its full-text content is available electronically through RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text.

Information for RME Licensors

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Encyclopedia Representation and Coverage

Detailed information about all encyclopedias contained in RILM Music Encyclopedias can be found on the product page as well as on the Egret platform. Please submit the following materials for accurate representation of your reference work(s):

  • A description of approximately 150 words for each title
  • An image of the cover in JPEG or TIFF format at the highest available resolution and quality
  • The publisher logo in JPEG or TIFF format

Sharing Content

Upon signing the agreement, please mail a print copy of the encyclopedia(s) to:

RILM International Center
Attn: RILM Music Encyclopedias
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

If digital copies are available, please send them to encyclopedias@rilm.org.

Access for Licensors

RME can be accessed at search.ebscohost.com using login information that RILM provides by email. To obtain this information again, please send an email to encyclopedias@rilm.orgRILM Music Encyclopedias can also be accessed at rme.rilm.org.

Royalties

Royalty payments are issued within ninety (90) days following the close of each reporting period (1 January to 30 June, and 1 July to 31 December). Royalties are calculated based on the content of RME at the end of each reporting period. Please address royalty issues to encyclopedias@rilm.org.

Promotion and Marketing

The more people and institutions know about RME, the more exposure your encyclopedia will receive and trials and subscriptions we can expect. Therefore, please include the information about your encyclopedia’s availability through RME on your website and in other promotional materials. Feel free to use the following sentence:

[Name of encyclopedia] is available electronically through RILM Music Encyclopedias in full-text.