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.

Inauguration of Herbert Blomstedt Collection at the Gothenburg University Library


(Text by Pauline Sjöberg, Gothenburg University Library) Blomstedt, one of the world’s pre-eminent conductors, has donated his collection to Gothenburg University Library. The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday 21 May. Herbert Blomstedt talks about his lifelong commitment, collecting books, entitled Lying head to toe with Shakespeare.

The Herbert Blomstedt Collection is substantial, filling around 500 metres of shelf space. It consists of music literature, sheet music, manuscripts and facsimile editions of old manuscripts as well as works of fiction.


AEDOM introduces Matriz: Catalog of pre-1959 recordings from 30 Spanish institutions


We would like to share the good news that the index of record catalogues published until 1959 and located in several Spanish institutions is already available on the website of AEDOM – the Spanish branch of IAML: Matriz.

CAML Review / Revue de l’ACBM - Vol. 43, no. 1 (April / avril 2015)


A new issue of CAML Review is now available for viewing or downloading via the journal site: Please see the contents of the issue listed below.

The editors of CAML Review invite submissions in the form of articles, reviews, and reports pertaining to music in Canada, music librarianship, and music-related topics of current interest. The deadline for the next issue is July 15, 2015.


What connects an autographed Hindemith score with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland?


April’s object of the month is a copy of Paul Hindemith’s Wir Bauen eine Stadt (1930), songs composed for children and given its world premiere in Glasgow in November 1930.  Our archive contains the score used by pianist and composer Erik Chisholm (a former student of the Conservatoire) who accompanied the Orpheus Junior Choir (now the Phoenix Choir).  The composer himself performed a number of sonatas with Chisholm earlier in the evening; his dedication in the score reads: ‘with hearty thanks for the beautiful introduction to Glasgow’ – Paul Hindemith Nov. 30 [1930].


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