RILM Editor-in-Chief and Former IAML President, Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie attended a special forum held by the Taiwan Music Institute in celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. At this forum, Mackenzie spoke about the "collaborative content and cooperative blueprint of the RILM and IAML communities" and participated in the "launch meeting of the IAML-Taiwan prototype." A new group was established at the the forum that includes representatives from Taiwan music associations, and is described as an embryonic group that may lead to a Taiwan branch of IAML in the future.
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.
After several years serving IAML as the IAML Historian Roger Flury has decided to step down. The IAML Board is therefore seeking to appoint a successor to Roger and would like to encourage members to consider applying for this position.
The twelfth Congress Diary comes from Gert Floor, a member of Nederlandse Vereniging van Muziekbibliotheken, Muziekarchieven en Muziekdocumentatiecentra (NVMB):
Eerste indruk van Polen per spoor: Polen is een rijk land w.b. landbouw en (gecultiveerde?) natuur. Ook Warschau maakt een welvarende indruk.
Eerste indruk bij aankomst in Krakòw: wat een drukte!! Wat een kermis die Grote Markt! Pas later leerde ik daar doorheen te kijken en vond ik het heel sfeervol. Alles is te belopen!
The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel was established in Liesbeth’s honor on 24 February 2017. The H. Robert Cohen / RIPM Fund for IAML Congress Travel was established in 2019 on the occasion of RIPM’s fortieth birthday, in recognition of RIPM’s contribution to international scholarship and of those who created and contribute to it. The cash awards from both Funds are intended to support travel to attend the annual IAML congress.