IPSWICH, Mass. — December 5, 2017 — Music researchers and enthusiasts can now access rare music periodicals not available elsewhere online or in libraries, with the release of RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The collection, produced by Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM), explores music and musical life over a span of over 200 years from Bach to Bernstein, as seen through the eyes of those who lived it.
RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text is a unique collection of primary source periodicals for the study of music and musical life from 1760 to 1966. This product combines RIPM's Retrospective Index and Online Archive of Music Periodicals, and is available via EBSCOhost, an intuitive online research platform and EBSCO Discovery Service, a full-featured, discovery layer experience. The collection includes over 260 rare journals, 170 of which are available in full text. The content magnifies its global reach with music periodicals from over twenty countries and spans a period of more than two centuries of musical life in Europe and the Americas.
This immense body of literature and the enhanced search experience will appeal to the music historian, as well as anyone studying or interested in music. EBSCO provides a wide variety of music resources that complement one another and provide researchers with extensive coverage from renowned sources all on one platform.
Founded in 1980, Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM) provides information concerning more than two-hundred years of musical life in Europe and the Americas by preserving and providing access to the contemporary musical press. One of only four internationally-sanctioned cooperative bibliographic undertakings in music, RIPM benefits from the collaboration of scholars and institutions in over twenty countries, an editorial headquarters in the United States, and active research teams throughout Europe and the Americas. RIPM's publications are updated every six months and chronologically complement those of RILM. For more information, visit the RIPM website at: www.ripm.org.
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