Below are the proposed Terms of Reference for the IAML Development Committee, to be discussed further at the General Assembly in Kraków next week:
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.
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.
Agnès 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.
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
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.
An account of the Associations World Congress & Expo by Pia Shekhter, attending on behalf of IAML in place of Secretary General, Anders Cato.
A few weeks ago, 7-9 April to be precise, I attended the Associations World Congress & Expo as a stand-in for our Secretary General, Anders Cato. It was the 28th congress in a series arranged by the Association of Associations Executives, which this year conveniently took place in my hometown Gothenburg. A full congress pass amounted to £695, but IAML was graciously invited at no charge.