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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.

Hearty congratulations to the Polish IAML Branch on its 50th anniversary!


[Posted on behalf of Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, President, IAML]

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to send to the Sekcji Bibliotek Muzycznych, Stowarzyszenia Bibliotekarzy Poskich (Music Libraries Section, Polish Librarians Association) heartiest congratulations on the occasion of its 50th anniversary!

Schumannhaus in Bonn


Before the conference in Antwerp I had the great pleasure of visiting three member institutions in Germany: the Abteilung Dokumentation und Archive des Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln + the Schumannhaus and the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. I have very fond memories of the friendly way I was welcomed and how enthusiastically the colleagues showed me their respective library/archive.

I have asked my hosts to write a few lines describing their institution. This is the presentation of Katrin Reinhold, head librarian of the Schumannhaus:

IAML Friday News (September 19, 2014)


Today! IAML News -- From IAML’s National Branches -- From IAML’s Partner Organizations -- Articles of Interest -- RDA Webinar -- Fellowship Opportunity -- Friday Fun

RISM Congratulates IAML Poland


The following message has reached us from the RISM office (English follows):


Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Conference Diary / Konferenztagebuch 12: Français (Canada)


La contribution suivante est d'Isabelle Ringuet (Bibliothèque et Archives Canada):

Une première participation à la conférence de l’AIBM!

En tant que responsable depuis peu des acquisitions liées à la musique pour mon institution, j’ai pu participer à la conférence internationale de l’AIBM à Antwerp en Belgique en juillet dernier.  J’ai profité de l’occasion pour rencontrer des collègues fascinants et passionnés, et en apprendre un peu plus sur le monde des collections musicales.  Quelle chance pour moi de participer à une conférence sur le patrimoine musical dans une ville si riche en histoire....