The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) had its Annual Congress and General Assembly on 10-12 November in Gothenburg. The venue was the Academy of Music and Drama, where I work. I took the opportunity to present IAML and the "enhanced role music librarians play at a conservatoire today" at the Information Forum. I informed the attendees that IAML and AEC has a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at a collaboration to promote higher education in music.The Forum opened with a one-minute presentation by all participants. There were around 250 people in the audience - all of them key persons in the area of highter music education, not only in Europe but worldwide. Then followed a so-called Marketplace where each participant had a table (like a poster presentation). I used the slogan "IAML - Music Librarians of the World" invented by our esteemed colleague Pam Thompson:-)! To my great satisfaction I had many visitors who wanted to know more about IAML and how the librarian at a conservatoire can support teaching and research.
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.
Two new digital resources for traditional Irish music have recently become available, the Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music and the James Goodman manuscripts.
"There exists a significant amount of excellent historical Swedish music that is little known and seldom heard. The aim of Swedish Musical Heritage is to increase knowledge about this music and to propagate its performance. A large part of older Swedish music is notoriously difficult to perform, simply because the existing sources are unattainable for musicians, are in illegible hand writing, or are, for various other reasons, impractical to use. Surprisingly, this is true also of music by some of Sweden’s most prominent composers.
Rapport fra musikbibliotekskonference i Rom 3-8. juli 2016
På de værste regnvejrsdage henover den danske sommer blev den 65. internationale kongres i IAML (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) afholdt i Rom fra 3-8. juli. Kongressen arrangeres årligt forskellige steder i verden. I år altså i Rom; næste år i Riga, i 2018 i Leipzig, og i 2019 i Krakow.
The following post comes to us from Dr. Jutta Lambrecht of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)