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.
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.
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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.
On Thursday 29th June 2017, the Mayor and the Aldermen for Finance and Culture, together with prof.dr. Giovanni di Stefano, curator for musical instruments of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and Rudi van Straten, senior specialist for Sounding Heritage of the National Cultural Heritage Service, performed the opening ceremony of the new venue in Zutphen of the Geelvinck Music Museum.
On Tuesday 20 June four music librarians answered the listener’s questions about music libraries in Latvian Radio's Russian-speaking Channel 4. It was the journalist Tatjana Myslevich who had invited Marina Mihaileca from the National Library of Latvia, Alla Semenyuk from Russian State Library, Marina Demina and Besa Spahiu from The Music and Theatre Library in Sweden.