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RO-10313-70

American Council of Learned Societies (New York, NY 10017-6706)
Thomas Noble (Project Director: 06/01/1970 to present)

ACLS/RILM Bibliographic Research and Development Group

Funds support International Repertory of Music (RILM), a computer-indexed bibliographical information system based on all scholarly music literature published after January 1, 1967. ABSTRACT: Grant continues support (formerly H67-0-33, H69-0-30) of International Repertory to Music (RILM), a computer-indexed bibliographical information system based on all scholarly music literature published after January 1, 1967. A pilot project of the ACLS and at the core of their research and development efforts since 1966, RILM will also be model for development of computer-designed systems which will improve the bibliographical and information services of all humanistic disciplines, made necessary by scholars' need to have access to all relevant international scholarly material. RILM plans to publish current abstracts and indexes every three month and hopes ultimately to publish series of volumes covering all scholarly music literature published prior to 1966. Six issues of RILM abstracts published to date, including a cumulative subject-author index for first RILM issues, which has computerized index and should be able to photocompose entire issues of any bibliographical journal or volume in humanities. National RILM committees established in 46 country on 6 continents to gather, supervise and channel information to International RILM center in New York City. Present grant will support RILM editorial staff and systems analyst in preparing and publishing next two issues of RILM abstracts and perfecting photocomposition capability. Long-range plans to complete and perfect RILM systems document retrieval capabilities, extend use to other humanistic disciplines, continue consultation services and develop instruction in computerized bibliography. RILM should become financially self-sufficient on income from subscriptions. Funds for salaries, computer time, travel.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$62,000 (approved)
$62,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 5/31/1971