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RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals:


We gratefully acknowledge two successive two-year grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities that supported software development, equipment purchases, personnel costs, and ultimately, the research necessary to create the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full Text). Without this core funding it is very difficult to imagine the successful completion of this expansive undertaking and very easy to imagine its collapse and ultimate failure.

Those whose teaching and scholarship will be enhanced by the documentary resources available in the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text), owe an immense debt of gratitude to the Endowment as do those who brought this project to fruition.

Those who Helped

The following individuals have contributed to the creation of the Archive by supplying technical know-how and skilled labor in areas ranging from digitization to hardware and software, from web delivery to LANs, from music bibliography to page layout, from conservation to preservation packing, from digitizing to verifying, cleaning up and zoning images, from saying “yes” with enthusiasm when a title was requested, from saying “no” with an equal amount of enthusiasm when we appeared to be going down the wrong road, from last-minute scanning and emailing of missing page from a distant library to welcoming us warmly upon visiting a collection, from keeping our many and complex files to offering us legal and business advice, from offering us a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or something stronger depending upon the level of our momentary distress.

Each person is acknowledged with sincere appreciation for their individual contribution. If RIPM with its small staff has managed to accomplish an undertaking of this magnitude, each of those cited below has contributed in a special and significant way. Without their collective contribution, the RIPM Online Archives of Music Periodicals (Full-Text) would have remained but an entry on our discipline’s desiderata list.