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IAML Kraków Congress Diary #1: First IAML Abroad (Germany)

The first IAML Congress Diary has reached us from Ruprecht Langer, Head of the German Music Archive, German National Library

Since 2018’s IAML took place in my hometown, Leipzig, this year’s IAML in Kraków was in fact the second conference I attended. But since it was the first abroad, I’d like to share a few impressions about this very one. In seven words:

The conference was a thoroughly excellent experience.

Creation of a Project Group on RISM Series C - proposed Terms of Reference

Below are the proposed Terms of Reference for the proposed Project Group on RISM Series C, to be discussed further at the General Assembly in Kraków next week:

The Project Group on RISM Series C is formed under the auspices of the Archives and Music Documentation Centres Section.  It will be a pilot project to update the RISM Series C directory of music holding institutions, in collaboration with the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt.

Linked Irish Traditional Music Resources Available at ITMA

The Linked Irish Traditional Music (LITMUS) project at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) produced innovative linked data tools to enable wider access to traditional music and dance. Led by ITMA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow Dr Lynnsey Weissenberger, the LITMUS project was an ambitious, 2-year undertaking to take Irish traditional music and dance into the cultural heritage linked data landscape. It focused on the development of the first ontology for Irish traditional music and dance, now available at itma.ie/litmus.

Now online : general inventory of the music archive fonds of the National library of France

 Nadia BoulangerAgnès Simon-Reecht (National Library of France, Music Department, and vice-president of AIBM-France) announces that a full inventory of the archive fonds of the National Library of France's music department is now available at: http://archivesetmanuscrits.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cc1121814

Valère Etienne (National Library of France) will give a full presentation of this product at the Krakow IAML conference, on 18 July  (see programme).

Inventories of fonds related to musicians such as Nadia Boulanger (photo), Pierre Boulez, and Olivier Messiaen are now available

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