Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Germany

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Germany

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Our annual meeting last year was held from 17 to 19 September 2008 in Bremen. The meeting was attended by nearly 150 participants, three of them from Switzerland, an appreciated effect of the collaboration with the Swiss IAML branch at our meeting in Freiburg in 2007. In Bremen we had lots of interesting papers, for example, on questions of quality management, different digitizations projects, and new services of the Deutsches Musikarchiv. We especially enjoyed a splendid presentation given by Hanneke Kuiper on the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam. Two workshops in music cataloguing and a special training on search strategies in online databases like RISM and Bonner Katalog were highly attended.

In March, the conservatory branch met in Detmold. Prof. Joachim Veit, chief-editor of the Weber Collected Works Edition, gave a presentation on new developments in the field of online editions. Furthermore the colleagues discussed ways imparting electronic resources.

We are looking forward to our next annual meeting in September in Dresden. A new board will be elected there--so after six years in the board, this is my last national branch report--next year there will be somebody else in my place.

The most important meeting for librarians in Germany is the annual "Bibliothekartag". …

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