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RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211-1955)
H. Robert Cohen (Project Director: July 2006 to August 2013)

Reference Materials
Preservation and Access

$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 6/30/2010

Compilation of RĂ©pertoire International de la Presse Musicale [RIPM]

The compilation of 12 volumes documenting music and musical life in Europe and the United States during the 20th century.

While an ?urgent need? for the retrospective indexing of music periodicals has been recognized since the 1930s it was not before the early 1980s that RIPM was established to undertake this task. Initially focusing on 19th-century music journals, RIPM has, since 1988, produced 205 volumes and an online database of some 500,000 annotated records. In 2004, RIPM expanded its scope to 1950 and took the first significant step toward filling the widely-acknowledged ?access gap? in music periodical literature published between 1900 and the beginning of the modern indexing projects (1949). This grant would permit RIPM to continue its work on 20th-century music periodicals, and to produce twelve volumes and the equivalent data in electronic formats.