Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Denmark

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Denmark

Article excerpt

A few facts: As of 31 December 2008, the Dansk Musikbiblioteks Forening (DMBF) had approximately160 members. Over the last years the number of members has decreased - but has now stabilized, to go forward again - at least we hope!

Our 3 major areas of work this year have been:

* The battle against the 4-month waiting period for library circulation of compact discs is still an important aspect on our agenda. Recently, after a positive meeting with the Inter national Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), we agreed on a common strategy on the matter. Therefore, it is our opinion that we can start being slightly optimistic concerning the end of the waiting period. Hopefully this year will see an end to this battle.

* We have intensified our efforts to improve the basic education in the library school and to develop continuing education programs for music librarians. We have set up an education committee and we have started a dialog with the Royal School of Library and Information Science. This is an important focus area for us. This fall we will hold a three-day conference: with the overall theme: A Mix of Two Worlds. …

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