Fontes Artis Musicae

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, January-March

2006 Treasurer's Report to Council and General Assembly July 2007
INCOME AND EXPENDITURE 2006 Income from membership for this year was a bit more than anticipated. Unfortunately not all branches were able to send their dues on time. Another 8,000 [euro] will be received, I expect, in 2007. I invite all branches...
Australia
The focus of the Australian Branch over the past year has, of course, been the conference. This is now taking place and you can imagine the planning and work involved. We are still a small branch, despite having acquired seven new individual memberships...
Belgium
Retrospective cataloguing is for many music institutions in Belgium still a work in progress as well as upgrading the available electronic information. Here follows a selection of initiatives with international relevance. The Royal Library started...
Canada
Greetings from the Past President, President and members of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres/Association canadienne des bibliotheques, archives et centres de documentation musicaux (CAML/ACBM), the Canadian...
Cataloguing Commission
The Cataloguing Commission hosted two sessions at the Sydney conference. The first session comprised presentations on RDA, DCMI and METS. Deirdre Kiorgaard (National Library of Australia, also Chair, Joint Steering Committee for RDA (Resource Description...
Contexts, Contents and Challenges: Publishing Music Research in Australia
English Abstract This paper examines the issues impacting upon and changing musical scholarship and publication in contemporary Australia, viewed from three perspectives: the musical literature, the researchers and the institutional contexts. Key...
Denmark
On 31 December 2006, DMBF (The Danish Music Library Association) had 182 members. The number of members is up 15 percent since the previous year. The members are distributed as follows: IA: 42, IB: 63, PA: 36, PB 34 including six students and seven...
Engaging with Remote Communities in the Northern Territory: The Libraries and Knowledge Centres Program
English Abstract This article discusses remote library services in the Northern Territory, where the Northern Territory Library is assisting Indigenous communities to document and preserve their cultural heritage through the Libraries and Knowledge...
Estonia
January 2006-July 2007 Organisation in 2006 In 2006 Estonian Branch had 18 members: 14 institutional and 4 individual members. Board members were Aurika Gergeleziu, Avo Kartul, Anneli Sepp, Kaie Viigipuu, Ene Roost, Meery Salu, Merle Hansen....
Fragments of Medieval Chant Manuscripts at the University of Sydney
English Abstract This paper investigates three small manuscript fragments containing notated chant held in the Rare Book collection of the University of Sydney's Fisher Library. Important features of each are discussed and comments are given on...
From Pencil to Podcast: Maximizing Musical Resources
English Abstract Malcolm Gillies reflects on three decades of using music libraries and archives, in particular in Australia, Hungary, Britain, and the United States. During that time technology has revolutionized almost every aspect of library...
Germany
211 Mitglieder, davon 158 institutionelle, 53 personliche Mitglieder Sitzungen, Tagungen, Termine * Die deutsche AIBM-Jahrestagung 2006 fand vom 27.-29. September 2006 in der Musikbucherei der Stadtbucherei Stuttgart statt und zeichnete sich...
Hungary
The Hungarian National Branch held three plenary sessions, one general assembly and six board meetings that discussed the following topics: * briefing on the Goteborg conference (based on reports) * organizational issues: new staff members, English...
Japan
The Japanese Branch now has 61 individual members and 17 institutional members, namely number of members is decreasing, but the branch has gained some new younger members. The routine annual activities of the branch include one Annual General Meeting,...
Minutes of Council Meeting: Held Sunday 1 July at 14.00 and Thursday 5 July 2007 at 16.00 at the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia
1. Minutes of the previous meeting 2. Matters arising 3. President's report 4. Secretary General's Report 5. Treasurer's report 6. Elections for President and Vice-presidents 7. Appointment of new Treasurer 8. Fontes Artis Musicae...
Music and Land Rights: Archival Recordings as Documentation for Australian Aboriginal Land Claims
English Abstract Archival recordings of Australian Aboriginal songs have been used as evidence in land claim hearings in the Northern Territory since the late 1970's. The people who own songs are the traditional owners of the land associated with...
Music Australia: From Development to Production Service
English Abstract Music Australia (www.musicaustralia.org) is an online service that showcases Australia's musical culture across contemporary and historical periods, from the earliest published music to the latest hit. It is a free resource discovery...
National Issue: Australia
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This issue of Fontes Artis Musicae is the first to adopt a new approach to the presentation of papers relating to the conference host country and incorporating the reports from the national meeting, post-conference. This issue...
New Zealand
Activities The New Zealand Branch's year was characterized by interactions with other organisations with concerns in common. We became part of the National Digital Forum, a national coalition of libraries, museums, archives, galleries and professional...
Norway
Report of the Norwegian Music Library Association (Norsk musikkbiblio tekforening) for March 2006-March 2007. During this period, the board consisted of the following: Siren Steen, chair; Randi Hansen, treasurer; Board members: Tone Notvik Jakobsen,...
Outreach Committee
Last year in Goteborg, the IAML outreach fund supported 8 delegates. One received part of her support from RISM. Two others were entirely supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Uppsala University. This year, the fund...
Poland
Conferences and Meetings One National Conference and one working meeting took place during the last year. On 10-12 October 2006 the Conference of Polish Music Librarians took place in Ciazen' near Poznan'. The Conference was organized together with...
Portugal
Lisbon's Municipal Fonoteca maintained regular activities during 2006, despite budget reductions. Apart from our regular services we would like to point out some activities organized by library staff: 35 concerts (Pop, Rock, Western Art Music, Traditional...
Public Libraries Branch
This year the IAML conference was organised by the Australian colleagues the first time. Location was the Conservatorium of Sydney, situated in the beautiful 'Botanic Garden' of the 4-million population city. The con ference was well attended with...
Repertoire International De la Presse Musicale (RIPM)
RIPM in Print, Online and on CD-ROM: New Titles Over the past twelve months twenty volumes dealing with the following music periodicals have been published: The New Musical Magazine, Review and Register (London, 1809-1810); The English Musical Gazette,...
Repertoire International De Litterature Musicale (RILM)
RILM's year has been characterized by the pursuit of innovation and new ideas, with the primary goal of improving and enhancing the users' experience of RILM online. Along with the usual core tasks of abstracting, editing, and indexing current and...
Repertoire International Des Sources Musicales (RISM) Jahresbericht 2006
Trager : Internationales Quellenlexikon der Musik e.V., Kassel. Ehren prasident: Dr. Harald Heckmann, Ruppertshain; Prasident: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Wolff, Cambridge/Leipzig; Vizeprasidentin: Catherine Massip, Paris; Sekretar: Dr. WolfDieter...
Repertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM)
Three years of new activities After its official foundation in 1971 and some prosperous years of work, the Repertoire International d'Icono graphie Musicale (RIdIM) has primarily functioned through activities of individuals and institutions in many...
Research Libraries Branch
The first session, on 2 July, was presented by the Research Libraries Branch, on Manuscripts, Medieval and Renaissance, consisting of papers on medieval and Spanish liturgical manuscripts at the University of Sydney and manuscripts in Toledo Cathedral....
Royal Songs and Royal Singing: Music in the Norodom Sihanouk Archival Collection, Monash University Library
English Abstract The Norodom Sihanouk Archival Collection was given by Norodom Sihanouk, the King of Cambodia, to Monash University Library (Melbourne, Australia) in 2004, shortly before the announcement of his retirement. It comprises diverse published...
Slovakia
RISM Processing of Slovak resources for Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) has been in coordination with the Slovak National RISM headquarters based in Music Museum of Slovak National Museum in Bratislava and the next RISM department...
Some Makings of an Australian Composer (1964-1965): Historical Context and the National Library of Australia's Peter Sculthorpe Papers
English Abstract Under the shelf-mark, National Library of Australia, MS 9676, the "Papers of Peter Sculthorpe" already comprise some 25 linear metres of personal and professional correspondence, autograph scores, printed ephemera (concert programs...
Spain
Our three main activities are: * Courses on music cataloguing, etc. * Professional meetings in our national area. * Publishing on musical documentation and Spanish musical sources. Last year several courses took place organized by AEDOM....
Spanish Liturgical Music Manuscripts at the University of Sydney: A Preliminary Report
English Abstract Between 2002 and 2006, the University of Sydney Library acquired a number of liturgical music manuscripts of probable Spanish origin and use. This collection includes ten manuscripts with musical notation. The books are of various...
Sub-Commission on UNIMARC/Sous-Commission UNIMARC
The Sub-commission on Unimarc met twice during the Sydney Conference. The attendees have adopted updating of the lists "Medium of performance" and "Musical forms". They have also considered the other proposals which will be sent to the Permanent Unimarc...
Subject Commission: Service and Training
On Wednesday, 4 July, the Commission on Service and Training, chaired by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krueger (Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart) offered two different panels that in fact reinforced many of the similar ideas presented by each. Fifty-three people...
Sweden
As the Vice President of the Swedish IAML branch, I am very pleased to present this short report of last year's activities. The major event of the year was the conference in Goteborg from 18 to 23 June. Last year's conference in Goteborg was, as...
The Gustav Holst and British Music Society of Victoria Collections at the State Library of Victoria
English Abstract The paper presents a content-based evaluation, tracing the historical background of two heritage music collections at the State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia). In the case of the Gustav Holst and the British Music Society...
The Netherlands
The past year was the tenth in the existence of our national branch. We did not organise big festivities for this anniversary, hoping a successful IAML Conference in Amsterdam 2009 will be a better landmark. Preparations for that Conference are...
Twelve Ragamala Paintings in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: A Concordance for Two Sets of Names and Five Sets of Numbers
English Abstract A series of nineteen ragamala paintings, twelve leaves of which are in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, contains remarkable iconographic and textual evidence when viewed within the broad context of the vast ragamala...
United Kingdom and Ireland
In December 2006, we were sad to learn of the death, aged 84, of Brian Redfern--one of the outstanding music librarians of his generation. Brian was a prominent figure in IAML, serving terms as President of both the Branch and the International Association,...
United States
Board of Directors: Mary Wallace Davidson (president); Jane Gottlieb (past-president); Robert Acker (secretary); Mary Alice Fields and Carolyn Dow (treasurer); Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, Alan Green, and Elizabeth Davis (members-at-large); John Roberts...
Ursula Vaughan Williams (1911-2007)
With the death of Ursula Vaughan Williams on 23 October 2007 the British musical world lost a remarkable and life-enhancing figure. Much more than simply the widow of a great composer concerned with carrying the torch for his music (though she certainly...