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.

Conference summary: 16th National Conference of Music Librarians and 7th National Conference of Sound Libraries in Poland

A three-day programme at the conference titled 16th National Conference of Music Librarians "Musical treasures of libraries - provenance, problems, promotion" and the 7th National Conference of Sound Libraries "Archiving - Rescue for Sound Monuments" was rich in presentations, discussions and interactive dialogues. The conference was held at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław on November 20-22, 2017. It was organized by the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music Library in Wrocław, Section of Music Libraries of the Polish Librarians Association - Polish National Group of IAML and Sound Libraries Section of the Polish Librarians' Association.

Morales Mass Book

The following has been received from Anna E. Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College Libraries: It is my pleasure to announce the Morales Mass Book, an open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome. This site explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales’s polyphonic masses. In addition, video and audio recordings invite us into the world of Morales’s superb music.

New Webmaster and Assistant Web Editor

Portrait de Pia Shekhter

Gabriele Gamba has decided to resign from the position as IAML's Webmaster after serving more than a decade in this role. In order to further the work necessary for maintaining the vibrancy of IAML’s web site, and at the same time not overburden Web Editor, Jennifer Ward, I am pleased to announce that the IAML Board has approved temporary appointments for Richard Ranft, British Library (Webmaster) and Michelle Hahn, William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University (Assistant Web Editor), with a view to seeking approval from the General Assembly at the Congress in Leipzig to make these appointments permanent. 

Jürgen Diet in Präsidium of the German Music Council

It was with great pleasure that we recently learned of Jürgen Diet’s election as the member of the Präsidium of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat). As the President of the German National Branch of IAML (AIBM) Jürgen will represent music libraries in this important body.


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