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MAJOR UPDATES TO RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS

RIPM is pleased to announce the addition of new search features and new journals to its RIPM Jazz Periodicals database. Users will now have access to the following:
Citation Search searches author and article title records. RIPM has created more than 138,000 citation records for titled journal content, including articles, news items, columns, sheet music, and record reviews.
Browse Tables of Contents permits users to view each journal issue’s author-title records. Each citation record is linked to the corresponding full-text journal page.
Six new journals have been added, and coverage of one has been expanded. These include:
Bright Moments (Newark, NJ, 1985)
Different Drummer (Rochester, NY, 1973-1975)
Down Beat’s Yearbook of Swing (Chicago, IL, 1939)
Expansions (New York, NY, 1971-1975)
Radio Free Jazz(Washington, DC, 1975-1980)
Sabin’s Radio Free Jazz! USA (Washington, DC, 1972-1975)
The Second Line (New Orleans, LA, additional years 1964-2009 added)
For more information, please see ripmjazz.org.

FESTSCHRIFT PUBLICATION

On 6 and 7 December 2021, musicologists and ethnomusicologists gathered at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice for a conference in honor of the founder of the RIPM, H. Robert Cohen, honorary member of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) and the International Musicological Society (IMS). During the conference, he was presented with a Festschrift: Musical History as Seen through Contemporary Eyes: Essays in Honor of H. Robert Cohen, ed. Benjamin Knysak and Zdravko Blažeković (Vienna: Hollitzer, 2021). Copies are available in February 2022.

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

RIPM announces a symposium, Images of Nineteenth-Century French Musical Life, jointly sponsored with the ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts and in association with the Centre de musique romantique française, Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice. The conference will be held at the Palazetto on 6-7 December 2021. For the complete call for papers, please click here or visit the website of the ICTM Study Group.

RIPM PUBLISHES ITS ONE MILLIONTH RECORD

After thirty-two years of publications, and twenty years since the debut of RIPM Online, RIPM published its one millionth record in the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals. Currently, the RIPM Retrospective Index treats 321 journals published in Europe and the Americas. For forthcoming journals, please see the Forthcoming Journals page.

UPDATES TO RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS

RIPM added seven journals to RIPM Jazz Periodicals, including publications by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the prominent jazz critic Gene Lees, journals which document musical history and life in New Orleans, and the blues history. For more, please see the Fall 2020 update page Fall 2020 update page on ripmjazz.org. More exciting updates are coming in the near future.

UPDATES TO RIPM PRESERVATION SERIES

RIPM added thirteen journals to RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals containing some 60,000 full text, searchable pages. A full list of the journals added is available on the Recent Updates page.

RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS RELEASED

A searchable collection of 105 American (U.S.) full-text jazz journals and magazines, RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS offers access, for the first time, to an essential documentary resource. All journal issues are out-of-print and rarely accessible, with numerous complete publication runs reconstructed by RIPM.

For more information, please visit ripmjazz.org.

MAJOR UPDATES TO RIPM PRESERVATION SERIES: EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN MUSIC PERIODICALS

Five new journals have been added to the European and North American Music Periodicals collection, including the first installment of Signale für die musikalische Welt (Leipzig, [–, remainder forthcoming], L’arpa (Bologna, ), and the Revue musicale de Lyon (Lyon, ). In addition, the years of Musical America have been added to the database. With all updates, RIPM now provides access to 1.18 million full text pages.

REVISED WEBSITE FOR THE FOUR "R" PROJECTS LAUNCHES

The r-musicprojects.org, the website of the four “R” projects, was updated with a new design. In addition, posters for the four Rs are now available and will be available for free at the upcoming IAML conference in Leipzig.

CREATION OF THE H. ROBERT COHEN/RIPM AWARD

The American Musicological Society (AMS) announces the creation of the H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award, annually honoring an outstanding publication based on the musical press. For more information, visit the AMS website by clicking here.

RELEASE OF THE RIPM COMBINED INTERFACE

RIPM’s new Combined Interface gives users the ability to simultaneously cross-search the journals found in our three publications—Retrospective Index, Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text, and the Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals (Full Text)—moving from page to page, year to year, and journal to journal by way of a single unified search results page. This interface is available exclusively on the RIPMPlus Platform.

RELEASE OF THE FIRST DATABASE IN THE RIPM PRESERVATION SERIES: EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN MUSIC PERIODICALS, WITH ONE HUNDRED RARE JOURNALS

European and North American Music Periodicals, the first collection in RIPM’s new Preservation Series, is now available. This full-text database, formerly known as the RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals, has expanded from 35 to over 100 full-text journals. Containing over 560,000 full-text pages, it includes journals dealing with musical life in numerous world capitals—Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Brussels, Budapest, Leipzig, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Prague, Rome, Paris, St. Petersburg, Venice, Vienna, and Warsaw. This new database is available on the RIPMPlus and EBSCOHost platforms.

RIPM REACHES A MILESTONE

With the update, RIPM Full-Text publications reach a milestone: 1,000,000+ full-text pages of rare music journals available online.

RIPM RETROSPECTIVE INDEX TO MUSIC PERIODICALS WITH FULL TEXT DEBUTS ON EBSCOHOST

The RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text is now available on EBSCOHost. This is a new “build” of RIPM’s flagship Retrospective Index with all of the full-text titles loaded natively in EBSCOHost. Read the EBSCO press release here.

RIPM SCANS ITS ONE-HUNDRETH JOURNAL FOR THE NEW FULL-TEXT PUBLICATION RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS

With the digitization of its one-hundredth journal, RIPM has completed processing the first installment of RIPM Jazz Periodicals, the second title in its Preservation Series. Undertaken with the collaboration of the Institute of Jazz Studies of Rutgers University, which houses the largest collection of jazz periodicals in the world, the first phase of RIPM Jazz Periodicals will consist of 100 full-text American (U.S.) journals published from the 1920s to . The publication will be released in exclusively on the RIPMPlus Platform.

CREATION OF THE LIESBETH HOEDEMAEKER-COHEN FUND FOR IAML CONFERENCE TRAVEL

The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) announces the creation of an annual award, in honor of Liesbeth Hoedemaeker, intended to help support travel to attend the annual IAML congress. For more information, visit the IAML website by clicking here.

RIPM CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACIÓN REGIONAL PARA AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE (ARLAC-IMS)

The four Rs participate in a session chaired by Daniela Fugellie (Universität der Künste Berlin) on their recent activities and initiatives in Latin America.

SUCCESS IN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE COVERAGE OF JOURNALS PUBLISHED BETWEEN AND

Aiming to fill the longstanding gap of access to journals published after World War II, RIPM has treated a number of new titles. Now, forty-two percent of journals treated by RIPM cover the twentieth century. Numerous journals from those from countries not yet well-represented in RIPM collections have also been added. These include journals published in Croatia, Serbia, Catalonia, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. RIPM will continue treating many post- titles over subsequent updates."

RIPM AND THE CENIDIM EXPAND PARTNERSHIP

RIPM expands its partnership with the Mexican Cenidim (Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical “Carlos Chávez”) by recently scanning in the institution’s archive of numerous important nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexican journals.

RIPM MOVES TO NEW BUILDING

After an 18-month period of restoration, RIPM moved into its new editorial headquarters. A restored building dating from around , the RIPM International Center’s modern office on three floors consists of a large open workspace, several offices, a conference room, a digitization lab, and space for servers and storage.

DIRECTOR OF RIPM HONORED BY IMS

The International Musicological Society bestows the title of Honorary Member on H. Robert Cohen, RIPM’s Founder and Director.

RIPM CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: PAN-AMERICAN REGIONAL IAML CONFERENCE

Held at the 86th annual meeting of the American Music Library Association (MLA), this joint meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), MLA, and the Canadian Music Library Association (CAML) brought together music librarians, archivists, and documentation specialists from across the Americas. RIPM presented sessions and participated in various events throughout the program.

DEBUT OF CURIOS, NEWS, AND CHRONICLES

RIPM begins its musicology blog, which displays material from the RIPM archive to publish interesting information and amusing posts.

CREATION OF H. ROBERT COHEN/RIPM FUND

The American Musicological Society announces the creation of the H. Robert Cohen / RIPM Fund, offering an annual grant to support for research and travel based on the musical press.

DIRECTOR OF RIPM HONORED BY IAML

The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centers bestows the title of Honorary Member on H. Robert Cohen, RIPM’s Founder and Director.

RIPM CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: MUSIC AS ART, ARTEFACT, AND FACT: MUSIC RESEARCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

At a conference sponsored by the International Musicological Society (IMS), the four Rs present a plenary session.

RIPM REACHES MILESTONE WITH PUBLICATION OF 800,000 ANNOTATED RECORDS

RIPM has now produced more than 800,000 annotated records in its flagship Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, treating 243 journals.

CESSATION OF RIPM IN PRINT

First released in , RIPM in Print ends its publication run with a total of 318 volumes treating 104 music periodicals. When RIPM’s Founder and Director H. Robert Cohen announced at the IAML and IMS conferences that RIPM in Print would publish ten volumes per year, the announcement was greeted with more than a few questioning smiles. Over the twenty-eight year period, RIPM’s rate of production was more than eleven volumes per year."

RIPM CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACIÓN REGIONAL PARA AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE (ARLAC-IMS)

The second congress of the ARLAC-IMS featured a plenary session by the four Rs and a RIPM individual session.

RIPM CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: ENCUENTRO INTERNATIONAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y DOCUMENTACIÓN DE LA MÚSICA Y LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS

RIPM participates in a session devoted to an introduction and demonstration of RILM, RIPM, RISM, and RIdIM; the afternoon round-table discussion touched upon the important issues concerning the participation of Mexican institutions and the inclusion of Mexican materials into the four Rs.

RIPM’S SUCCESSFUL FOCUS ON TWENTIETH-CENTURY JOURNALS

While initially focusing on nineteenth-century music periodicals, RIPM expanded its chronological bounds in to include the twentieth-century musical press. Today, 46% of RIPM titles were published in or during the twentieth-century.

ANNOUNCING RIPM JAZZ PERIODICALS

RIPM in collaboration with the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and RIPM Partner and Participating Libraries, will create a new publication, RIPM Jazz Periodicals. Announced at the IAML/IMS Congress in New York City, this collection will initially contain 100 full text American jazz journals published between and approximately the year . Monumental journals will include, among others, Cadence, Mississippi Rag, and Record Changer.

WIKIPEDIA—CALL FOR RIPM EDITORS

RIPM is offering to Wikipedia editors 20 free accounts to the Retrospective Index, Online Archive (Full-Text), and e-Library of Music Periodicals (Full-Text). Active and experienced Wikipedia editors can visit Wikipedia for information on how to request a RIPM account. Accounts will generally be valid for a period of one year.

If you are an experienced Wikipedia editor and wish to participate, see the RIPM at the Wikipedia Library page for more information.

RIPM PARTNERS WITH THE WIKIPEDIA LIBRARY

RIPM is partnering with the Wikipedia Library to improve its music-based content through access to RIPM. Twenty accounts have been made available for experienced Wikipedia editors to access all RIPM publications. The aim here is to enhance significantly Wikipedia content in numerous languages by accessing and citing RIPM’s extensive primary-source material. Abridged citations to RIPM will be available to all Wikipedia readers. Annotated citations and full-text articles will be available directly from Wikipedia’s pages to those with access to RIPM.

BY THE RIPM e-LIBRARY WILL CONTAIN 100+ RARE MUSIC JOURNALS

RIPM will add 65 journals to the e-Library by the end of , the year in which access to the RIPM e-Library will require a subscription. This will raise the number of music journals available in the e-Library to 100. A list of new titles will be available by the end of .

TEN NEW JOURNALS ADDED TO THE RIPM e-LIBRARY OF MUSIC PERIODICALS

RIPM will add 65 journals to the e-Library by the end of , the year in which access to the RIPM e-Library will require a subscription. This will raise the number of music journals available in the e-Library to 100. A list of new titles will be available by the end of .

RIPM EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER

With the kind support of the Music Division of the Performing Arts Library and its staff, RIPM scanned numerous rare music journals held by NYPL.

RIPM AND RILM EXPAND CHRONOLOGICAL SCOPE AND COLLABORATION

To provide coverage of some two hundred and fifty years of music periodical literature, RIPM extends its coverage to music journals that ceased publication before , while RILM Retrospective Abstracts treats pre- music literature including music periodicals that continued to be published after . Click here for more information.

RIPM IN PRINT WILL CEASE PUBLICATION IN

Given the increasing number of subscriptions to RIPM’s electronic publications and the decreasing number of print subscription, RIPM, after publishing over 300 volumes, will cease publishing RIPM In Print in the first quarter of ."

PUBLICATION OF THE 300th RIPM VOLUME

Publication of volumes X–XVII of the RIPM Index to The Monthly Musical Record bring the total number of published volumes to 306.

RIPM PUBLISHES IT FIRST FULL-TEXT CZECH, SERBIAN, CROATIAN, AND CATALAN PERIODICALS

With the publication of Dalibor: Hudební Listy (Prague, [–]), Hudební Revue (Prague, ), Gudalo [Гудало] (Kikinda, ), Gusle (Zagreb, ), Glazba (Zagreb, ), and the Revista Musical Catalana (Barcelona, [–]), RIPM now treats journals published in 18 languages in its three principal publications.

RIPM E-LIBRARY OF MUSIC PERIODICALS **new**

The new RIPM E-Library provides access to full-text journals that, for a variety of reasons, will not appear in the RIPM Retrospective Index or the RIPM Online Archive (Full-Text). Among the initial release are Le Guide musical, Neue Berliner Musikzeitung, Il Figaro, and a significant portion of Musical America. Future titles will include The Musical Courier, Le Ménestrel, and Die Musik.

PUBLICATION OF THE 700,000th RECORD

With the update to the RIPM Retrospective Index, RIPM has published more than 700,000 annotated citations treating nearly 200 music periodicals.

NEW WEBSITE ABOUT THE “4 Rs”

The “4 Rs” of music research have jointly produced a new webpage: r-musicprojects.org.

RIPM RECEIVES NEH GRANT

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded RIPM a two-year grant to prepare annotated indexes of European twentieth-century and American music periodicals.

RIPM NOW AVAILABLE FROM SWETS

Subscriptions to the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (Online) and the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text), on the RIPMPlus platform, are now available from SWETS. With offices in more than twenty countries, SWETS provides overall management and processing of subscriptions to scientific and professional electronic publications for libraries.

Founded in , today SWETS serves some 60,000 customers in more than 160 countries.

RIPM PARTNERS WITH HARRASSOWITZ

RIPM is pleased to announce that the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals () and the RIPM Online Archive (Full-Text) are now available by subscription from Harrassowitz, international subscription agents and booksellers. Both RIPM electronic publications are available on the award-winning RIPMPlus platform.

Established in and based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Harrassowitz specializes in the distribution of e-content, periodicals, books, and scores to academic and research libraries.

MAJOR NEW FEATURES — INCLUDING TRANSLATION — RELEASED ON THE RIPMPLUS PLATFORM

Major new updates have been released on the RIPMPlus Platform. RIPM’s new translation module translates all 14 languages in the RIPM database into 52 user-selected languages. New cross-language search expanders allow researchers to expand searches to include variant spellings and transliterations.

RIPM RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

RIPM receives a two year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on twentieth-century Austrian music journals.

RIPM ONLINE ARCHIVE AND RIPM’S NEW INTERFACE RECEIVE MAJOR AWARD

The RIPM Online Archive, as published and distributed by RIPM Publications, has been selected by Choice, the journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles for .

RIPM RECEIVES NEH GRANT

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded RIPM a two-year grant to prepare annotated indexes of European twentieth-century and American music periodicals.

RIPM RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

RIPM receives a fifteen-month grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on twentieth-century British music journals.

RIPM RECEIVES NEH GRANT

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded RIPM a grant to prepare indexes of European twentieth-century and American music periodicals.

DEMONSTATION OF THE RIPM ONLINE ARCHIVE AND NEW INTERFACE

RIPM presents a demonstration of the just-released RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (ROA) and the RIPM-designed interface for the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals at the annual conference of International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Amsterdam.

RIPM RELEASES NEW INTERFACE FOR THE RETROSPECTIVE INDEX TO MUSIC PERIODICALS

RIPM releases its own interface for the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, designed to function independently or as a single entity with the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals. Both are available directly from RIPM, the first release containing 51 full-text periodicals.

THE RIPM ONLINE ARCHIVE OF MUSIC PERIODICALS RELEASED

Updated every six months, the first installment contains 51 music periodicals from RIPM Publications and 50 music periodicals from EBSCO.

CREATION OF RIPM PUBLICATIONS

RIPM becomes unique publishers and sole distributor of a newly designed interface for the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BECOMES A RIPM PARTNER LIBRARY

The Performing Arts Library of the New York Public Library becomes a RIPM Partner Library.

YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BECOMES A RIPM PARTNER LIBRARY

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) becomes a RIPM Partner Library.

THE HARVARD MUSICAL ASSOCIATION BECOMES A PARTNER LIBRARY

The Library of the Harvard Musical Association (Boston, Massachusetts) becomes a RIPM Partner Library.

FIRST DEMONSTATION OF THE FORTHCOMING FULL-TEXT SUPPLEMENT (FTS)

RIPM presents the first public demonstration of the forthcoming Full-Text Supplement (FTS) at the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) meeting in Naples, Italy.

NEH AWARDS SECOND MAJOR GRANT TO DIGITIZE THE RIPM ARCHIVE OF MUSIC PERIODICALS

RIPM receives a second major award from The National Endowment for the Humanities for the digitization and online delivery of the RIPM Archive of Music Periodicals."

SIBLEY LIBRARY BECOMES A PARTNER LIBRARY

The Sibley Library of the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York) becomes a RIPM Partner Library.

RIPM ANNOUNCES PARTNER AND PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES PROGRAM

RIPM announces the creation of the Partner and Participating Libraries Program for the development of the RIPM Online Archive.

RIPM GROUP CREATED IN BRAZIL

A RIPM group in Brazil (RIPM’s fourth national group in Latin America) has been established with the support of the Programa de Pós-Graduaçao “Música em Contexto,” Universidade de Brasilia, under the direction of Dr. Maria Alice Volpe.

RIPM RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

RIPM receives a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on nineteenth-century British music journals.

SECOND RIPM GROUP CREATED IN SPAIN

A new RIPM group in Spain has been established at the Universitat de Lleida, under the direction of Dr. Màrius Bernadó.

RIPM GROUP CREATED IN ARGENTINA

A RIPM group in Argentina (RIPM’s third national group in Latin America) has been established with the support of the Instituto de Investigación Musicológica “Carlos Vega,” Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina de Buenos Aires, under the direction of Diana Fernández Calvo.

RIPM GROUP CREATED IN GREECE

A RIPM group in Greece has been established with the support of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, under the direction of Dr. Katy Romanou.

RIPM GROUP CREATED IN CHILE

A RIPM group in Chile (RIPM’s second national group in Latin America) has been established with the support of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparíso.

RIPM’S TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

In RIPM will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, the publication of its 200th volume, a database containing 500,000+ annotated records, and the birth of the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (full text).

RIPM TO OFFER FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF ITS ONLINE ARCHIVE OF MUSIC PERIODICALS

At a joint meeting of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries in Gothenburg Sweden, RIPM will present the first live demonstration of the RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals, accessed through the RIPM Online database.

RIPM RECEIVES SECOND GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

RIPM receives a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on nineteenth-century German music journals.

NEH GRANT RECEIVED TO DIGITIZE RIPM ARCHIVE OF MUSIC PERIODICALS

RIPM receives major award from The National Endowment for the Humanities for the digitization and online delivery of the RIPM Archive of Music Periodicals. The images will be browsable and searchable through the RIPM Online database.

RIPM’S FIRST LATIN AMERICAN GROUP CREATED IN MEXICO

RIPM activities in Mexico will be undertaken at the Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical “Carlos Chávez” (Cenidim) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).

RIPM GROUP CREATED IN BULGARIA

A new RIPM group has been created in Sofia at two collaborating institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, and the Institute of Art Studies.

A NEW RIPM COLLABORATION ESTABLISHED IN ITALY WITH THE UNIVERSITÀ DI TORINO

The Università di Torino (Dipartimento di discipline artistiche, musicali e dello spettacolo) signs an agreement to increase the number of Italian music journals treated in RIPM. This initiative was organized under the direction of Professor Alberto Rizzuti.

AN INTER-UNIVERSITY RIPM GROUP ESTABLISHED IN SPAIN

The Universidad de Granada and the Universidad de Oviedo will jointly sponsor the creation of a new Spanish RIPM group, directed respectively by Dr. Franciso J. Giménez and by Dr. Ramón Sobrino.

A POST-DOCTORAL RIPM FELLOWSHIP CREATED AT THE UNIVERSITÀ DI PERUGIA (ITALY)

The Sezione di Musicologia of the Dipartimento di Scienze Linguistiche, Università di Perugia (Italy) announces the appointment of a post-doctoral fellow to undertake RIPM work in Italy. This initiative was organized under the direction of Professor Biancamaria Brumana.

OVID-SILVER PLATTER BECOMES A RIPM PUBLISHING PARTNER

Ovid-Silver Platter becomes RIPM’s fourth publishing partner, joining EBSCO, NISC and OCLC for the distribution of RIPM Online.

RIPM LAUNCHES “AMERICAS INITIATIVE”

RIPM begins an “Americas Initiative,” aimed at adding a significant number of U.S. and Latin American music periodicals to the collection. Sessions focusing on this undertaking were presented at the conferences of the Music Library Association and the Society for American Music.

RIPM RECEIVES RENEWED SUPPORT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)

This two-year NEH grant will permit RIPM to produce at least twelve volumes and the equivalent electronic data treating twentieth-century music journals that ceased publication before . The initial NEH grant for work on twentieth-century music journals was awarded for the period , and resulted in the publication of twelve volumes.

A NEW NATIONAL RIPM GROUP CREATED IN BELGIUM

RIPM activities, under the direction of Dr. Johan Eeckeloo, have been undertaken in Brussels at The Koninklijk Conservatorium.

RIPM PUBLISHES ITS FIRST CANADIAN VOLUME

The Canadian Journal of Music , prepared by Kathleen McMorrow at the University of Toronto.

EBSCO BECOMES A RIPM PUBLISHING PARTNER

EBSCO becomes RIPM’s third publishing partner, joining NISC and OCLC for the distribution of RIPM Online.

RIPM SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH IMAGE ACCESS-BSCAN

Image Access, a well-known software development company, will work with RIPM to produce the software and viewer interface for RIPM’s Online Archive of Music Periodicals, that will be searchable and browsable through RIPM Online.

NEW RIPM GROUP CREATED IN QUÉBEC

A new RIPM group has been created at the Université de Montréal (Québec) under the direction of Professor Michel Duchesneau.

RIPM RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

RIPM receives a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on nineteenth-century British music journals.

RILM AND RIPM COLLABORATION

Searchable simultaneously through a number of vendors, RIPM and RILM agree to coordinate their work both by individually offering access to complete runs of journals, and by seeking to offer seamless access to over two centuries of music periodical literature from the late eighteenth century to the present.