Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae


Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae


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The seventeenth annual meeting and assembly of IAML-Italia took place on 7th April 2010 in Bologna at the new home of the Museo Internazionale e biblioteca della musica di Bologna (; also on Facebook). This is the former Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale.

In the following seminar Paola Gibbin (National Library, Florence) and Alfredo Vitolo (our guest) presented respectively "SBN-web" and "Sebina SOL", two pieces of software that allow the cataloguing of music documents online within the SBN network using authority files and music fields available in the central system "Indice 2". Indice 2 contains data collected since the start of the "Musica" project. Libraries using any software officially approved for the SBN data exchange--as the two presented are--now have the chance to import and correct their own data at the local level, as well as inputting, at the same time, into both the local and the national databases.

A paper on the state of art of music cataloguing in the SBN network by Alfredo Vitolo and Federica Riva began the session.

The meeting follows the theory course on cataloguing rules organized by the Branch in Parma on 25 through 27 February 2010, which was attended by 22 music librarians and cataloguers from all over Italy. The aim of the course was to update and discuss the forthcoming cataloguing rules prepared by the Music Study Group of the National Agency for cataloguing (ICCU). Two texts will be published: The Uniform Title for Music Documents, an appendix to the new national code for cataloguing (Regole italiane di catalogazione : REICAT/edited by Commissione permanente per la revisione delle regole italiane di cata logazione.--Roma : ICCU, 2009) and The SBN Guide for Music Document Cataloguing-Printed Music, Sound Recordings and Librettos will be published on the ICCU website (

The IAML-Italia Board meets regularly on Skype using both voice connection and chat. A future aim is to add a blog to the branch communication tools. We thank Massimo GentiliTedeschi, as list owner of the national discussion mailing list IAMLITA-L, which is also open to international contribution (to subscribe see

Critical issues of the year include the heavy cuts on culture by the Italian government. State funding has been reduced at the national level to opera theaters and cultural institutions, such as the Fondazione Cini in Venezia, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani in Parma. …

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