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.
The presentations I witnessed were inspiring, and I enjoyed to share the stage of a panel discussion with my colleagues from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Even more fruitful though were all those discussions during lunch and coffee brakes – here the IAML proves to be an ideal platform to get informed, to form alliances or to ask and offer help. I had never been to Kraków before, so I exceedingly enjoyed the concerts and excursions as well – in my case: the one into the salt mines.
Thank you for the flawless organization, I am excited to see everyone again in Prague next year.