The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) is pleased to announce the call for papers and posters for the IAML Congress to be held at the National Library of Latvia, Riga, 18-22 June 2017.
As many of our European IAML members will know, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), approved by the EU Parliament, will take effect in Europe on 25 May 2018. With reference to this I would like to send you the following information:
Great news has just come from the UK & Irl Branch of IAML. Two colleagues – Peter Baxter and Antony Gordon (Ag) have been elected Honorary Members of IAML (UK & Irl) in recognition of their “distinctive contribution to music librarianship and notable service to the Branch.”
The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel, established by the Cohen family in Liesbeth’s honor, is intended to help support travel to attend the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres.
2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage. While libraries are active in preserving our heritage every day of every year, this is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the unique contribution our institutions are making. It is a chance to ensure that everyone, from political leaders to the general public, understands how libraries are protecting, preserving and celebrating heritage, from the oldest manuscripts to Twitter.