Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

"Music Archives and Composer's Legacy in the Collections of Polish Libraries", Warsaw, 1-2 December 2016

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

"Music Archives and Composer's Legacy in the Collections of Polish Libraries", Warsaw, 1-2 December 2016

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"Music Archives and Composer's Legacy in the Collections of Polish Libraries", Warsaw, 1-2 December 2016. A two-day programme at the conference "Music Archives and Composer's Legacy in the Collections of Polish Libraries" was rich in presentations, panel discussions, and interactive dialogues. The conference was held at the University of Warsaw Library on 1-2 December 2016. It was organised by the Music Libraries Section of the Polish Librarians Association, the Polish National Branch of IAML, and the Music Department of the University of Warsaw Library. Forty participants from twenty-two libraries attended the conference, including the Music Collection Department of the National Library of Poland, music academies, university libraries, and music departments of university and public libraries.

The aim of the conference was to present the range of issues faced by music librarians and archivists dealing with music manuscripts, letters, documents, posters, and programmes. Our intention was to discuss and share experiences on how to organise the collection, what are the methods of acquisition, cataloguing, and preservation of music archives, and the legacies of composers. During the discussion panels, the participants sought answers to questions for the future and perspectives in the development of music archives. …

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