IAML Kraków Congress Diary #1: First IAML Abroad (Germany)

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.


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