May 2018

Friday, May 18

RILM in Tokyo

For the first time RILM and IAML join forces in Asia, at the one-day conference on 16 June, “Music Information in Asia and Advancement of International Collaboration: Searching the Music Source and Connecting the Music Libraries”. Supported by academic societies, each organization separately collects, preserves, and references information on music sources, and disseminates knowledge, collaborating predominantly with Europe and the US. This conference aims to include Asia in the processes and discussions to create meaningful ties and develop various levels of collaboration for the future. For the schedule, please visit and feel free to attend if you are in Tokyo on 16 June. Editor-in-chief Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie and Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković would be happy to meet with you during their extended stay in Japan.

Thursday, May 10

Assistant Editor position

• Keying and uploading of new entries into the RILM database; classifying each entry according to general musical topics.
• Checking each bibliographic detail for accuracy and consistency, and ensuring that RILM’s bibliographic and style rules are followed.
• Some editing of abstracts according to RILM style.
• Verifying new entries against the RILM database and other bibliographic sources, including OCLC’s WorldCat where applicable.
• Proofreading and other office duties as needed.
• Interpret bibliographic data, sometimes quite limited, to determine a specific publication, sound recording, electronic resource, etc., and accurately enter that publication into the RILM database.

Background and qualifications: The candidate for this position must have a solid knowledge of music, strong written English skills, and a keen eye for bibliographic detail. Previous experience with iBis and bibliographic databases and a familiarity with Spanish, or other languages in addition to English, are significant plusses. Strong organizational skills, experience with computers (particularly databases and word processing), and the ability to work independently, but also with many diverse personalities in close proximity, is important.

Hours: 20 hours per week would be optimal.

Application materials may be submitted to:

Joseph Orchard
RILM International Center
365 Fifth Ave., Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309
Phone: 212-817-1992
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