IFLA IALM webinar

In this webinar, experts from the field will highlight five different aspects of music librarianship. The presentations will only cover a fraction of the wide scope of music libraries, but through these varied insights we hope to provide a good starting-point for anybody interested to learn more about this fascinating field of librarianship.

Music holds a unique position within libraries, as it is a language with its own notation system and its own forms of publication. Music libraries are typically providing access to sheet music, audio- and video-recordings – both in printed or digitized form – and, more increasingly, to music instruments and music technology. This is complemented by music literature, journals, and reference databases. Live music events, workshops and trainings are another important aspect in the portfolio of music libraries. Working in a music library, whether in a public, academic, orchestra, conservatory or broadcasting setting, therefore requires a specialized skill set and subject-specific knowledge. 

This one-hour webinar is brought to you by NPSIG in joint collaboration with IAML, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. A Question and Answer session will follow the presentations.

Join the webinar on 29 September 2020, 16.00 – 17.00 CEST
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Speakers & Topics:

  • An Introduction to IAML, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres
    Anders Cato, IAML Secretary General, Pia Shekhter, IAML President-Elect
  • Local music collections in libraries (public, community, and academic): the Canadian context
    Carolyn Doi, University of Saskatchewan, Sean Luyk, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Can I listen to that online? Providing access to AV collections
    Jonathan Manton, Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University, USA
  • Innovative music services in a public library setting: Three examples from Qatar National Library
    Sebastian Wilke, Head of Central Music Library, Frankfurt Public Library, Germany
  • The 4 R-projects of international music research
    Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, Executive Director, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), USA

Audience: Librarians with all types of background

Organisers: Magdalena GomuÅ‚ka (NPSIG) [email protected]
Sebastian Wilke (IAML) [email protected]

Sponsored byIFLA NPSIG & IAML