Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

New Zealand

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

New Zealand

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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 groups working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand's culture and heritage. We also provided some support to Metanz, the music education community, in their submission to the government on the place of music in the school curriculum, and we also started discussions with LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of Aotearoa New Zealand, so that membership of IAML might be recognized within the framework of professional registration for librarians in New Zealand.

April also saw the launch of Philip Norman's biography of Douglas Lilburn, arguably New Zealand most well-known composer. IAML(NZ) had a hand in the publication having provided a grant for the production of a high quality index.

On a very different front, IAML(NZ) acted as a collection point for distribution of music materials to a local prison, and has been asked to produce a brochure setting out some guidelines for people intending to donate or bequeath substantial collections of music to libraries--we are still working on this.


Membership stayed fairly static. Of note however was the retirement of Jill Palmer, Music Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library. Jill had been a member of the branch since its inception and a members of the combined Australian and New Zealand branch before that. …

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