Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Governing Documents

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Governing Documents

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CONSTITUTION

As amended by the General Assembly at Antwerp on 18 July 2014 (see Fontes 61, no. 4 [2014]: 321).

Article I--Name and Headquarters

1. The name of this Association shall be the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), hereinafter referred to as the Association.

2. The headquarters shall be established at the office of the Secretary General.

Article II--Purposes

1. The Association is an international organization of institutions and individuals.

2. As an independent, non-governmental, non-profit-making organization, it shall have the following purposes:

a) To encourage and promote the activities of libraries, archives and documentation centres concerned with music and music materials, to strengthen cooperation among institutions and individuals working in these fields and to publish information concerning their work.

b) To promote a better understanding of the cultural importance of music libraries, archives and documentation centres both nationally and internationally.

c) To support and facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music documentation and music library science at national and international levels.

d) To promote the availability of all publications and documents relating to music, including particularly to encourage international exchange and lending.

e) To encourage and support the development of standards in all areas that concern the Association.

f) To promote the availability of suitable professional education and training.

g) To further the bibliographical control of music materials of all kinds.

h) To support the protection and preservation of musical documents of all periods.

i) To cooperate with other organizations in the fields of librarianship, bibliography, archival science, documentation, music and musicology.

j) To arrange an annual international congress of its members.

k) To publish an official journal dealing with all matters of professional interest.

Article III--Members

1. The Association consists of three categories of members: institutional members, individual members and honorary members.

a) The following may be institutional members: music libraries, music archives, music documentation centres, sound recording libraries and sound archives, publishing firms and dealers, as well as other institutions and organizations wishing to further the goals of the Association.

b) The following may be individual members: all persons wishing to further the goals of the Association.

c) The following may be elected honorary members of the Association by the General Assembly: all persons who have rendered notable service to the Association.

2. Any individual member or representative of an institutional member may hold office in the Association.

Article IV--Dues

The membership dues shall be determined by the General Assembly.

Article V--Administration

The Association shall be governed by the General Assembly and the Board.

The General Assembly

1. The General Assembly shall comprise all the members, and shall be held once a year, during the Association's congress. The General Assembly shall receive annual reports from the President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, projects undertaken jointly with other bodies, editors of the Association's publications, representatives to other bodies or organisations, and from others as requested by the Board. The agenda shall be prepared by the Secretary General and the General Assembly shall be chaired by the President.

2. The General Assembly shall have the right to make fundamental decisions that relate to the operational issues and aspirations of the Association, and to any challenges it faces. …

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