It is with sadness that we share news of the recent death of Prue Neidorf, long-time IAML member and founding Music Librarian at the National Library of Australia (NLA). Prue died surrounded by her family in Canberra on 18 January 2023.
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.
On 2 December 2002, the Austrian national branch of IAML was founded at the Music Collection of the Austrian National Library. The initiator was the then newly appointed director of the Music Collection, Dr. Thomas Leibnitz. The members of IAML Austria met on 14 December 2022 again in the venue of the Music Collection of the National Library to celebrate its 20th anniversary. It was a small, very intimate celebration, during which Thomas Leibnitz gave a review of the history and activities of IAML Austria.
Norsk musikkbiblioteksforening celebrates 50 years
On December 14, 2022, IAML became a sponsor of the Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) initiative with a donation of 1,000 Euros. Since its launch on March 1, 2022, SUCHO has brought together over 1,500 volunteers to create high-fidelity web archives of around 5,000 Ukrainian cultural heritage websites, amassing over 50 TB of data.
Today, the first day of 2023, I send you my very best wishes for the coming year!