It is this year that the Polish National Branch of IAML celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The Branch was officially established at the IAML Conference in Bologna in 1972.
Music brings people together, and IAML membership supports our aim to make music internationally accessible through acquisition and lending, preservation and digitization, cataloguing and bibliography, and documentation and research. Moreover, most music librarians and archivists serve as educators, opening up the vast world of information and repertoire during their daily interactions with students, faculty members, researchers, musicians, and the general public. We work internationally on multiple fronts to promote and protect musical heritage among diverse cultures, because the importance of music in the lives of the world's peoples is something we truly cherish.
CAML Review, the official publication of CAML, is finalizing preparations for our December issue, and is now requesting submissions for the June issue. CAML Review, la publication officielle de CAML, finalise les préparatifs pour notre numéro de décembre et demande maintenant des soumissions pour le numéro de juin.
An international conference was held 7-9 October 2022 acknowledging the 70th anniversary of RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales). It was a great honour for me to extend IAML’s warm congratulations in a short speech at the opening session. As the President of IAML, I am very proud of the fact that our Association was one of the two founders of the RISM project in 1952, together with the International Musicological Society (IMS).
The latest issue of Fontes artis musicae, Volume 69, no. 3 (July-September 2022) has been published.
Special Topic: In Celebration of RISMʼs Seventieth Anniversary
Guest Editor: Nicole Schwindt