The Managing Associate Director of RIPM
, Benjamin Knysak, presented the following report:
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The award will be administered by an Awards Committee composed of six members: the President of IAML as chair, one permanent committee member selected by the Director of RIPM
, and four members selected by the IAML Board.
By consulting the RIPM
database, we can understand, relatively quickly, how this extensive international network of contributors came to the pages of the journal.
Benjamin Knysak, Managing Associate Director of RIPM
, presented the following report: "RIPM
Annual Report, 2016.
It is from this initial work, both in New York and his beloved France, that so much of his career flows: the collected edition of Berlioz's musical criticism (seven volumes published to date), studies of the staging manuals for Parisian operatic premieres, a magnificent catalog of the musical iconography in L'lllustration (1843-1899), and, of course, the magnum opus, Le Repertoire international de la presse musicale, or simply: RIPM
. Note that all of these projects occur at the intersection of sources and analysis--or, at the intersection of musicology and librarianship.
The four "R projects" (RILM, RIPM
, RISM, RIdIM), founded under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, have come to be synonymous with high-quality scholarly music bibliographic tools, with RILM Abstracts of Musk Literature being the go-to source for discovering the scholarly literature on music since its inception in 1967.
Robert Cohen, founder and director of the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM
), reflects engagingly on the expanding partnership between information technology and musicology in the digital age, offering a series of prescient forecasts of new opportunities in musicological research: massive digitization and the need for coordinated initiatives, revised concepts of a library "collection," indexing by human beings versus optical character recognition (OCR), linking of related documents, an international initiative to produce a Google for musicologists (wittily termed "MUSOOGLE"), and changes in institutions and teaching.
The Director of RIPM
, Robert Cohen, presented his report which can be found later in this issue.
has ceased publishing RIPM
in Print as of ntid-2015.
Also, among the document types added since launch are articles in journals not indexed by RIPM
, including: Acta musicologica, Musical quarterly, Archiv fur Musikwissenschaft, Sammelbande der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Jahrbuch fur Volksliedforschung, Canadian music journal, Bouwsteenen, Tijdschrift der Vereeniging voor NoordNederland's Muziekgeschiedenis, Anuario interamericano de investigation musical, and Revista musicale chilena.
For reasons I outlined at the RIPM
presentation-luncheon at the IAML/IMS meeting, RIPM
is in the process of creating a new searchable full-text database of jazz periodicals.