The end of the calendar year is the time to summarize achievements and to recall the most important events from the year that has passed. For IAML, the year 2017 was very successful. It was full of important accomplishments and remarkable occasions for IAML members to meet, talk and share professional knowledge.
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.
I had the pleasure of visiting three libraries with impressive music collections in Munich a couple of weeks ago: the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, and the Münchner Stadtbibliothek. This was made possible thanks to financial support from Bibliothek & Information International (BI-International), the standing committee of Bibliothek & Information Deutschland – the Federal Association of German Library and Information Associations – “for the promotion of international professional exchange“.
The Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) seeks proposals for papers to be presented at its next annual conference scheduled from May 31 – June 1, 2018, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina in Regina, SK.
L’Association canadienne des bibliothèques, archives et centres de documentation musicaux (ACBM) vous invite à lui soumettre des propositions d’exposés à donner lors de son prochain congrès annuel, qui se tiendra du 31 mai au 1 juin 2018 dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Regina, à Regina, en Saskatchewan.
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.