Cooperation with international organizations is among IAML’s main objectives. In recent months, cooperation with the European Music Council (EMC), regional group of the International Music Council (IMC), has become particularly important. Pia Shekhter, IAML Secretary General, has just reported on her participation at the European Forum on Music 2018, 7-10 June in Oslo.
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.
IAML Secretary General, Pia Shekhter, represented IAML at the European Forum on Music, 7-10 June, in Oslo. The theme of the conference was "Looking Back - Looking Forward. The Future of Europe's Musical Roots". She seized the opportunity to declare to the Forum that "Music libraries, archives and documentation centres play an indispensable role when it comes to secure "the future of Europe’s musical roots".
The Recent Publications in Music database is available to IAML members on the IAML website. There are currently over 1800 entries of music publications in the database as early as 2011, with access to previous listings starting in 2009. As RPiM is an annual, international bibliography, the entries are arranged by year.
In April I had the privilege of participating in a week-long Staff Exchange Programme with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, supported by the European Music Council. The EMC is one of the International Music Council's four regional councils, and IAML is a member.
Please, find a short video presentation on IAML's own YouTube channel. The video is part of my report to EMC and will be shown at the European Forum on Music 2018, in Oslo 7-10 June.
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: