The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres encourages and promotes the activities of music libraries, archives and documentation centres to support and facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music documentation and music library and information science at national and international levels.

Staatsbibliotheken in Berlin und München sowie weitere sechs Forschungseinrichtungen erwerben historisches Archiv des Schott-Verlags / Historical Schott Archive Acquired by State Libraries in Berlin and Munich and Six Research Institutions



Das historische Archiv des Verlags stellt ein einmaliges nationales Kulturgut dar. In ähnlicher Größe und Geschlossenheit ist kein anderes deutsches Musikverlagsarchiv bekannt. Es umfasst die Geschäftsakten (Korrespondenz, Druck- und Stichbücher, Kopierbücher, Kontojournale) von 1787 bis 1945 sowie das gesamte historische Herstellungs-, Musikhandschriften- und Erstausgabenarchiv seit 1810 bis etwa 1950...

IAML Friday News (December 12, 2014)



IAML News, From IAML’s Partner Organizations, From IAML’s National Branches, Announcements from the field, Articles of Interest, Friday Fun

World War I Resources in 2014



World War I began 100 years ago. Many libraries, archives, music institutions, and authors have taken the opportunity to put together online collections of musical resources relating to the war and reflect on the role of music during the war.

When A Boy Says Good Bye To His...

Pamina's Opera House: Interview with a Community Member



LIBR 200: Interview with a Community Member

Until I started taking LIS courses, my knowledge of music libraries was based exclusively on my experience with the UCLA Music Library as a student. In my mind, music libraries revolved around the study of music, not the performance of it. I never saw them as having a purpose beyond supplying professors and students with materials to help them better understand various musical works....

23 Librarians: James at The Piping Centre


James Beaton is Librarian at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

My first experience of libraries was not within the setting of a library as somewhere that I visited to take out books, but rather something that came to visit us, in the shape of Argyll and Bute District Council’s mobile library service. Living in a country location in Argyll as a child, it was a welcome visitor every three weeks, bringing adventure and information – always greatly anticipated....


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