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.

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

New IAML Board elected


The elections for a new IAML Board
have now been terminated and a new board has been elected.

The elections were for President with a six-year term (one year as president-elect, three years as president, and two years as past president) and for four vice-presidents with a term of three years each.

The new IAML Board will take up office after the 2019 General Assembly in Kraków.

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