Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Finland

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Finland

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Membership, Board, and General Assemblies

The branch has 64 members, of which 53 are institutional and 11 individual. The board consists of 13 members, officials being Pirjo Hakuni (Tampere City Library) as vice-chairman, Maaret Storgards (Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive) as treasurer, Jaakko Tuohiniemi (Helsinki University Library) as chairman, and Jyrki Valto (Kirkkonummi Public Library) as secretary.

The Autumn meeting of the branch was held on 3 December 2010 at BTJ Finland Ltd, a company that has served Finnish public libraries for decades with furniture, cataloguing records, etc., while the Spring meeting was held on 25 March 2011 at Library 10 of Helsinki City Library. (Those going to attend the 2012 IFLA WLIC meeting in Helsinki might like to visit Library 10, which besides the just-opened Helsinki Music Centre that now houses the Sibelius Academy Library, also contains the then-opening City Centre Campus Library of Helsinki University Library, one of the largest scholarly libraries in Finland.)

Seminar

Our collection policy seminar in 2010 was such a great success that we held another sessionon 15 April 2011, again at Tampere City Library which is a good place to gather people from around the whole Finland because of its central geographic position. This time some 70+ music librarians joined the seminar, which had two main themes: Collection Policy, especially within larger scale between different kind of libraries in the same city or between different units of the same library, and, in the afternoon, considerations--and a fiery discussion--about library systems, their advantages and especially disadvantages in managing printed music or sound recordings in databases. …

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