INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRES (IAML)
ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DES BIBLIOTHEQUES, ARCHIVES ET CENTRES DE DOCUMENTATION MUSICAUX (AIBM)
INTERNATIONALE VEREINIGUNG DER MUSIKBIBLIOTHEKEN, MUSIKARCHIVE UND MUSIKDOKUMENTATIONSZENTREN (IVMB)
IAML ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
ISSUE N. 1 OCTOBER 2000
It was exciting! It was wet, it was dry, it was sunny, it was cloudy, it was Edinburgh! Under the laid-back but undoubtedly efficient leadership of Roger (tartan braces) Taylor, the UK branch gave us a well-organised, exciting, and varied conference. Crouched under Salisbury Crags, and Arthur's Seat, the Pollock Halls of residence offered a full Scottish breakfast, for those who could face it, and a bar, essential for a IAML conference. The Playfair Library provided a stunning venue for the opening rites, featuring addresses from Pam Thompson and Ruth Hellen, presidents respectively of IAML and of the UK Branch, and from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, our sponsor. Back at Pollock Halls, this was followed by refreshments, including haggis, and a ceilidh, which did see Roger Taylor (in a funny hat and tartan braces!) on the dance floor, despite earlier rumours that this would never happen. Midweek excursions to various locations refused to be dampened by a little rain, and the concert on Thursday night in St. Giles, featuring Robert Carvor's music, was magical. The McEwan Hall was a fitting venue for the Closing Session, preceded by a splendid short organ recital, and the Farewell Dinner gave us the opportunity, as usual, to thank those who worked so hard to make this such a highly successful conference.
If there are any IAML members who would like to share their memories of this meeting with the rest of us, be it general impresssions, or more specific accounts, of, say sessions, excursions, or other events, please feel free to send them in, in any of the three official languages. It would be wonderful for them to appear in our electronic newsletter. In particular, it would be great to have accounts of the Plenary Session, and of the presentation given by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Reports from the various Branches, Commissions, R-projects, etc. will be included as they become available.
I would like to inform all of you that, thanks to Berengere Demerliac's tremendous work, IAML French national group is rapidly improving its web site http://www.aibm-france.org ,especially concerning the Périgueux international conference. We'll let you know about all enhancements promptly, but what you can already find there is :
1. A map of the location of Périgueux in France ;
2. All the possible means transportation to get there.
I'm sure that you will particularly appreciate the links with Michelin, which can give you any travel map within Europe, Air France and SNCF, for train travel. At the moment, the site is in French only, but we are working on a bilingual version. Of course, any comments will be appreciated.
Coming soon: all you want to know about accommodation and organizing your stay there.
IAML GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly of the IAML 19th congress will be held in Perigueux on Thursday July 12th at 14.15.
PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
FONTES REVIEWS EDITOR WANTS REVIEWS
Leslie Troutman, Fontes Reviews Editor, would like to hear from those IAML members interested in writing book reviews for the journal. She currently has a number of recent titles awaiting review. If you would like information about this, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message include a sentence about your areas(s) of expertise and interest. She is particularly keen to hear from members outside North America and Great Britain (though members from those areas certainly will not be turned away!). On a related note: if you are aware of a recent publication in your country that should be known by the membership and therefore wold be a good candidate for a Fontes review, please contact Leslie.
Leslie Troutman email: email@example.com
Music User-Services Coordinator and Associate Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Ph: +217 244-4071 Fx: +217-244-9097
RILM's Moving Sale!!
As many of you know, RILM has recently moved, along with the rest of the CUNY Graduate Center, to 365 Fifth Avenue, New York. Our storage facilities in the new space are not large (to say the least), so we are in the position of needing to reduce our inventory. Therefore, for a short time, we are making our printed volumes available at very low rates.
Now would be a good time to purchase a full run of RILM if you have not subscribed to the print product in the past, or to request any volumes missing from your shelves. Here's the offer:
Volumes 1-20 for $200 (normal price is $4,250).
Individual volumes within these years cost $25.
Volumes 21-25 for only $300 (normal price is $2000).
Individual volumes within these years cost $75.
Volumes 26-29 at 50% off, individually or together.
All four, then, cost $1000 (normal price is $2000).
Individual volumes cost $250 (normally $500).
Cumulative Indexes 1-3 at $50 each (normally $100, $200, and $300 respectively).
Cumulative Indexes 4-5 at 50% off.
Cumulative Index 4 costs $200 (normally $400).
Cumulative Index 5 costs $250 (normally $500).
PLEASE NOTE: The costs of shipping and handling will be added to each order. This offer is good from now until 15 December, and only while supplies last. There is little stock available for one or two of RILM's earlier volumes, so if earlier volumes or a full run is of interest to you, it might be wise to order sooner rather than later.
If you are interested in purchasing volumes during this sale, please contact Laurice Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IAML Archivist, Inger Enquist, has prepared some recommendations for archiving IAML electronic documents, and for their subsequent handling. Please read them, and follow her advice. For the benefit of those who unfortunately cannot access our Electronic Newsletter, don't worry, we'll make sure that these recommendations will be well publicised, and will appear elsewhere, such as in Fontes, so that all IAML members will have the opportunity to read them.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Our next conference will be in
Perigueux, in July 2001, when we will be celebrating IAML's 50th birthday! Are you
aware of something that would make an interesting presentation to the Association?
Consider sending the suggestion in to the Chair of the appropriate Branch or Commission,
or, if you don't know who that might be, contact Alison Hall, the Secretary General. The
IAML webmaster has designed
a form for submitting proposals.
It is also accessible via the IAML Homepage
and can be completed submitted very easily!
REPORTS FROM EDINBURGH
BROADCASTING AND ORCHESTRA LIBRARIES COMMISSION
ARCHIVES AND MUSIC DOCUMENTATION CENTRES BRANCH
COMMISSION ON SERVICE AND TRAINING
RESEARCH LIBRARIES BRANCH
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE IFLA CONFERENCE
There have been two trial issues of the IAML Electronic Newsletter so far. This might be said to be the first issue proper. Please send contributions and comments to the IAML Secretary General, email@example.com or to any Board member. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Carleton University Librarian, for allowing me to put the newsletter on our Library server, and to my colleagues in the Carleton University Library Systems Department and to the IAML Webmaster, Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi, for their web assistance!
Alison Hall, IAML Secretary General
Editor, IAML Electronic Newsletter
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