Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia/Hrvatska

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Croatia/Hrvatska

Article excerpt

In 2014, Hrvatska udruga muzickih knjiznica, arhiva i dokumentacijskih centara (The Croatian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (HUMKAD or CAML)), which is the Croatian National Branch of IAML celebrated its 10th birthday! It still has a modest number of members: 11 individual and 5 institutional--all from music libraries. Our administration consists of President Zeljka Radovinovic (Academy of Music in Zagreb Library), Secretary Aleksandra Meznaric Karafin (Academy of Music in Zagreb Library) and Treasurer Nada Bezic (Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb).

We hold an annual general assembly and four meetings a year. 1n addition, we exchange numerous e-mail messages throughout the year.

In one more year of an even harder recession, we received no money for our activities. All our plans for new web-projects were deferred caused by the lack of finances--so we struggled to work without it.

We continued to promote the website on the composer and musicologist Franjo Ksaver Kuha (http://kuhac.net/), giving interviews in Croatian TV and radio programmes.

After a big expenditure at the Academy of Music in Zagreb Library, we organized an open fair at the Croatian Music Institute and gave away about 3,000 items from all libraries (members of HUMKAD). The event was followed by public media (radio, TV, newspapers) and became a promotional event for our association. …

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