Dalhousie Libraries is currently trialing the RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals. RIPM is a major international database that provides access to 18th, 19th and 20th century periodical literature dealing with music. It includes exclusive content provided by internationally recognized scholars and editors.
RIPM offers a cumulative index to more than 250 printed volumes and provides access to nearly 200 music periodicals, selected by international specialists, with detailed indexing of articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews and more.
The trial uses the RIPMPlus platform to provide access to RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text, and to the RIPM Preservation Series (Europe and North America) Full-Text.
The RIPMPlus platform is designed to enhance searching and discovery. Some specific features of the platform include:
- Translation of titles and annotations into 52 languages
- Cross-language search expander
- Auto-suggest based on data in the RIPM Index
- Search Russian and Greek with drop-down keyboard
- Toggle from full-text pages to search results
- Simple drop-down menu to select a specific periodical
This page further describes the unique features of RIPMPlus: https://ripm.org/?page=RipmPlusUniqueFeatures
Visit the RIPM website for more information about RIPM: https://ripm.org/?page=About
Or click here to go straight to RIPM: https://dal.ca.libguides.com/ripm
Please send comments about the trial to Creighton.Barrett@Dal.ca by 30 November 2018.
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