News
June 2014

Tuesday, June 24

Position announcement: Internship

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is offering unpaid intern positions for writing English-language abstracts for publications in a variety of languages. These interns will share a unique opportunity to enrich their familiarity with cutting-edge research technology and developments in musicology and related disciplines.

RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International
Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully
searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material)in print.

Interns will learn RILM’s editorial style and apply it to writing English abstracts for unabstracted publications, many of which are not in English. RILM
will provide materials to interns living in New York City; those unable to visit our office must be affiliated with a library that provides access to the
necessary materials, either through its collection or through Interlibrary Loan.

Those interested should send a brief cover letter and C.V., highlighting language expertise, to James Melo, Senior Editor ( jmelo@rilm.org).

Tuesday, June 24

Job announcement: Associate Editor (Spanish)

General Description:

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) seeks to fill an Associate Editor position. RILM publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which is widely recognized as the world’s premier abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines. RILM was established in 1966 and operates under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

RILM covers research on all types of music and related studies published in all document types (books, articles, reviews, collections, etc.). RILM is fully searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstracts. The data are written, input, and edited to a uniform standard by an international staff of specialists from all subject areas. The database contains over 40 years of data, and is published online and (for certain material) in print.

The successful candidate will be required to learn and apply RILM’s editorial rules, as detailed in RILM’s editing and indexing style manuals, improving the prose, punctuation, and factual content, through research, of the material.

Other Duties:

Edit, index, translate, and sometimes write abstracts of scholarly literature on music received from diverse sources and of varied quality and intelligibility, bringing them to a high standard of accuracy, focusing on Spanish material.

A work schedule of 20 hours per week is envisioned for training (full-time hours are 35 per week). After a lengthy training period, schedule can be flexible.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

• PhD/ABD in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory is preferred.

• Experience in editing and the ability to organize data into logical concepts is required, with proven research and writing skills.

• Superior written English skills and excellence in focused, detailed work is required.

• Native or near native fluency in Spanish.

• Ability to work independently but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity is essential.

• The work takes place in the RILM International Center’s office in New York City.


Follow this link to apply: https://www.rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/cgi-bin/show_job.asp?pvn=REA-1722

Tuesday, June 24

RILM to partner to publish MGG Online

In 2014 Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler, the publishers of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), entered a long-term partnership with RILM. MGG Online will include the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions.

Regular updates will guarantee that MGG remains musicology’s foremost reference work. All entries from this widely consulted and cited encyclopedia will be accessible to users through the new online database beginning in 2017.

Bärenreiter and J. B. Metzler will remain responsible for MGG’s content and will ensure that MGG Online continues to offer up-to-date and authoritative articles. RILM will bring its expertise to bear on the design of the online database and the creation of a user-friendly platform that will be fully equipped with the most advanced search and browse capabilities.

With its broad international experience, RILM will also be responsible for the worldwide marketing of MGG Online. Subscription details for libraries and other users will be issued soon.

More information is here (English) and here (German).