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.
The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML), established in 1951, condemns national and international policies that work against its purposes as stated in its constitution, and particularly its primary goals to encourage and promote the activities of libraries, archives and documentation centres concerned with music and music materials; to strengthen cooperation among institutions and individuals working in these fields and to publish information concerning their work; and to promote a better understanding of the cultural importance of music libraries, archives and documentation centres both nationally and internationally. Any hindrance to the free and full exchange of information and the opportunity to engage fully in professional activities and training pertaining to music libraries, archives, and documentation centres across all countries in the world are antithetical to these goals.
The IFLA Trend Report has been published. Identifying and being aware of trends can help you plan and anticipate changes at your library.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released a statement on the value of academic libraries to be used by library leaders as a communication tool with academic leaders on their campuses such as provosts and presidents.