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 63 members, of which 52 are institutional and 11 individual. The board consists of 13 members, officials being Jaakko Tuohiniemi (Helsinki University Library) as chairman, Heikki Karjalainen (BTJ Finland Ltd) as vice-chairman, Maaret Storgards (The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive) as treasurer, and Jyrki Valto (Kirkkonummi Public Library) as secretary.

The Autumn meeting of the branch was held on 2 December 2011 at the brand-new Helsinki Music Centre and included a guided tour to the Sibelius Academy premises, while the Spring meeting was held on 20 April 2012 at "good old" Pietila Hall of Tampere City Library, as part of our annual Spring Seminar (to bring in more participants than usual--an idea taken from our dear Estonian colleagues).

The Spring Seminars of ours are clearly becoming a tradition, always gathering many participants to hear about and discuss the hot topics in the field of music libraries--without any fees requested, even from non-members. Theme of this year was Music Libraries on the Web. Chaired perfectly by our newest board member, Jarkko Rikkila (Tampere City Library), the day was filled with a comparison between BibZoom, Spotify, and traditional collections; a heated panel on the value of the new services introduced so powerfully by library directors and administration; a thorough presentation of digitisation work carried out in the Finnish Jazz and Pop Archive; and so on. …

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