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RIPM’s Mission

RIPM’s mission is to preserve and provide access to eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music and to facilitate and encourage research based on this neglected documentary resource. RIPM functions under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and in collaboration with scholars and institutions in some twenty countries. Founded in , RIPM is the only internationally-coordinated, editorial initiative dealing with an immense body of primary source material encompassing nearly 7,000 music periodicals in more than twenty languages.