This entry is by Sara Brown (New Zealand), an accompanying person at the 2017 Congress in Riga: Riga and the IAML Congress were a real treat for me. I was there as an ‘accompanying person’ with my partner, Rhys (thanks to Roger Flury and David Vine for the image of carrying around a piano, ready to play at a moment’s notice…). Getting to Riga was an adventure as the distance from Dunedin, New Zealand to Riga is about 17405 km in a straight line according to Google Maps.
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.
Marianna Zsoldos, Head of the Music and Foreign Language Department at Bródy Sándor Public Library (Eger, Hungary), has photos and reflections on the IAML Congress in Riga.
Elections for IAML’s Institutional and Subject Sections officers were held during the congress week in Riga and the following results were announced by the Secretary General during the General Assembly meeting.
Archives and Music Documentation Centres
Chair: Marie Cornaz, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Brussels(re-election)
Vice-Chair: Marie-Gabrielle Soret, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Secretary: Hanna Bias, Library of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy, Katowice
Verena Funtenberger (Musikbibliothek der Stadtbibliothek Essen, Vizepräsidentin der AIBM Deutschland): Auf Einladung der Lettischen Nationalbibliothek fand der Kongress der International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) dieses Jahr vom 18. bis 22. Juni 2017 in Riga, der Hauptstadt Lettlands, statt.