Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia

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In 2013, Hrvatska udruga muziCkih knjiznica, arhiva i dokumentacijskih centara (the Croatian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML)), the Croatian National Branch of IAML still has a modest number of members: 11 individual and 5 institutional, all from music libraries. Our administration consists of President Zeljka Radovinovic (Library of the Academy of Music in Zagreb), Secretary Aleksandra Meznaric Karafin (Library of the Academy of Music in Zagreb), and Treasurer Nada Bezic (Croatian Music Institute). Our website is at www.humkad.hr.

We held a general assembly, four "analogue" meetings, and numerous e-mail consultancies.

In a year of an increasingly harder recession, we have been very successful in our promotion activities for our web site on Franjo Ksaver Kuhac (www.kuhac.net) to Croatian media (TV and radio).

After writing-off a large quantity of sheet music, books on music, and music journals from the Academy of Music's Library (before its move to the faculty's new building), we organized an open fair where we shared unwanted material from several Croatian music libraries. The event was very successful and we are grateful to the numerous musical students, their professors, and music enthusiasts "from the street" who took nearly 3,000 items. The event was followed by Croatian media (TV and radio) and on social media (Facebook).

The member of HUMKAD, being a young mother, gave very successful presentation about the profession of the music-librarian for local kindergartens, beginning with the one that her children attend. …

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