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Greetings from the President and members of CAML/ACBM, the Canadian branch of IAML. CAML members met at York University in Toronto from May 28-31, 2006 with faculty colleagues from the Canadian University Music Society (CUMS), as part of the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Major topics of discussion this past year concerned copyright, advocacy and website content. Conference sessions also dealt with digitization projects, acquiring and accessing the Avant and the Alt, preserving the past for future researchers, changing perspectives towards gifts, and planning and organization of new music libraries. A highlight for CAML members was honouring Kathleen McMorrow, Head of the University of Toronto Music Library, who became the fourth recipient of the biennial Helmut Kallmann Award for Distinguished Service relating to music libraries and archives. Her achievements for outstanding contributions in research, documentation and improved access to resources in Canadian music were lauded at our CAML/CUMS conference banquet on 30 May 2006.

As of 1 June 2006, the board consists of seven officers: 4 elected: President (Lucinda Walls, in the second year of a 2-year position), President-Elect (Peter Higham, acclaimed for 1-year position), Secretary (Stacy Allison-Cassin, acclaimed for 2-year position), one Member-at-Large (Richard Belford, in the second year of a 2-year position), and 3 appointed officers: Treasurer (Brian McMillan), Membership Secretary (Marlene Wehrle, continuing until replaced) and Communications Officer, held jointly by CAML Review editor (Desmond Maley) and CAML webmaster (Rob van der Bliek).

Current CAML membership stands at 103, with 39 institutional and 64 individual members, of whom 30 are also members of IAML. This is a slight improvement over the past few years. In addition, there are 6 who subscribe solely to our publication, CAML Review = Revue de I'ACBM, now in its 34th volume. Published three times a year, CAML Review is indexed in The Music Index. Issues include articles, reports, conference notes, membership news and book and CD reviews, chiefly of Canadian music, composers and performers. Indexing in RILM is still limited to book and CD reviews. Cumulative indexes compiled up to volume 33 can be found on the CAML web site at http://www.yorku.ca/caml/en/ review.htm.

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