Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Norway

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Norway

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The 2008 board is Siren Steen, Leader; Randi Hansen, Treasurer; Anna Saemundsdottir, Secre tary; Tone Notvik Jakobsen, Ann Kunish, Frida Rosand, Merete Kloften, and Aslak Oppeboen, Board Members. The board has held six board meetings and two meetings for the entire membership. The Association has 85 members; 27 of these are individual memberships.

The Association has continued its work on Finn musikken, a resource for libraries that wish to include music documents in their collections. We have also entered into a cooperative effort with the Danish Music Library Association in regard to a common content and presentation of the material in such a tutor.

The Association was represented by Ann Kunish and Siren Steen at the IAML conference in Naples. Two of the proposals made by the Danish and Norwegian associations in 2007 were presented in a council meeting, and both were approved for further investigation. An electronic edition of Fontes Artis Musicae is now being planned, and necessary changes in rules of procedures will be discussed in order to look at possible changes of the election system.

Frida Rosand represents the Association on the board for the planning of the Norwegian Sound Archives Conference, to be held 2729 October 2009 in Trondheim. The Music Library Association has financed and implemented a new website for the conference, which can be accessed at www.lydarkiv.no.

Work is in progress to revise the document Emneordslisten for musikk i EDB-kataloger (Subject Headings Index for Musical Terms in Electronic Catalogues), first published in 1993. The Association has held a meeting with representatives from the Norwegian Library Association, academic and public libraries, the Norwegian company Biblioteksentralen, and the Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science from Oslo University College. These organizations now make up the working group. A student from the college plans to make parts of this work the subject of a project, and the work has been met with great interest by different sectors within the library community. …

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