Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae


Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae


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At the end of 2014, the Estonian Music Library Association (EMLA) had 13 members of which 10 were institutional and 3 individual. Board members are Kaie Viigipuu-Kreintaal (President, Tallinn Central Library, TCL), Ilvi Rauna (Vice-President, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Library, EAMTL), Heidi Heinmaa (Secretary, National Library of Estonia, NLE), Avo Kartul (University of Tartu Library, UTL), Ene Roost (Parnu Central Library), Meery Salu (Tartu Public Library), and Viive Valper (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir).

EMLA as institution is the member of Estonian Music Council and Estonian Music Information Centre.



Traditionally, larger events take place twice a year. Our annual meeting was held in Tallinn Central Library on 16 May. After the meeting, we visited the Estonian Film Archives where we learned about archival collections and workflows, and listened to a lecture "How to Watch Movies? A Brief Introduction to Film Analysis" by film researcher Eva Naripea.

The two-day Autumn seminar was held on 17-18 October. On the first day, we visited Harju County Library in Keila. This day was devoted to music librarianship matters. The participants in international conferences gave an overview of the IAML, BAAC (Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council), and IFLA conference topics; the IAML structural changes; and the current situation of the new draft of the Estonian Copyright Law. On the second day, we listened to lectures about music culture in the Medieval and Renaissance eras. The lecturers were Prof. Toomas Siitan from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and members of the early music ensemble Cantores Vagantes.

The Board had a meeting on 10 March at the Tallinn Central Library. …

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