Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Belgium

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Belgium

Article excerpt

Meetings and colloquia in the field of music documentation are no longer exceptional in Belgium. The VCOB, the Flemish Centre for Public Libraries, www.vcob.be, organised a well attended meeting with the subject: the future of the music department in the public llibrary. OKBV, the Art Libraries Society Flanders, www.okbv.be, established in 2000, has broadened its scope and also welcomed libraries of music, dance and other performing arts as full members of its organisation. The first result of this collaboration was a one-day colloquium dealing with projects on making accessible iconography and documentary sources in the arts. Special guests were the Centre national de la Danse in Paris, www.cnd.fr, and RidIM.

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium published the proceedings of two music library meetings, one focused on the problems of the accessibility of music, the other on digital libraries for musical audio. These editions are partly in Dutch, partly in English. Another interesting publication is the inventory of Flemish Piano Music since 1950. More details are available at our MIC, the Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen, www .muziekcentrum.be, and Matrix, www .matrix.mu. I also want to draw your attention to a new user friendly version of cataloguing rules based on AACR(2) and the new developments in RDA to implement a Flemish union catalog, including music for public libraries. …

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