I recently had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2022 International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Conference in beautiful Prague, where I presented a report on our score manuscript digitization project. It was a wonderful, music-filled experience shared with friends old and new. I hope you enjoy this travelogue.
This was my first IAML Congress, which initially was not only exciting, but also terrifying. I needn’t have been nervous however because, from the first-time-attendees session at the start and throughout the week, everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. The real benefit of a conference like this is the chance to connect with colleagues from all over the world. You hear not only about their work but also about their lives. It is such an enriching experience on so many levels!
The following has been received from Anna E. Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College Libraries: It is my pleasure to announce the Morales Mass Book, an open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome. This site explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales’s polyphonic masses. In addition, video and audio recordings invite us into the world of Morales’s superb music.
The following is a group congress diary from the RISM Zentralredaktion (Frankfurt, Germany):
Klaus Keil: Opernsammlung in der Nationalbibliothk
Guido Kraus: Meine schönsten Erfahrungen in Riga
Vivian Tompkins: Digitizing Music Materials
Jennifer Ward: Riga, City of Music