Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

The Greek Branch of IAML Held Its Annual Conference

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

The Greek Branch of IAML Held Its Annual Conference

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The Greek Branch of IAML held its annual conference on 21-22 April 2017 in Athens at the Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri". It was an historic moment for the field of music librarianship in Greece. For the first time, library professionals, musicologists, institutional members, faculty from educational music departments, musicians, information technology specialists, and music archivists interested in the field of music librarianship gathered for a two-day event to share ideas, experiences and expertise, as well as to affirm their desire to join forces for the development of the field in the country, solemnly recognising its impact in music education, performance, and research.

Two-hundred participants from Greece and Cyprus attended, which included forty-five speakers organised into ten parallel sessions, two keynote speakers in plenary sessions, two round tables, seven sponsors in the exhibition area, and fifteen volunteers, mainly students from different library departments.

The themes of the conference focused on Music Librarianship-Competencies and Skills, Music Pedagogy and Libraries, Art Music and Research, Music Collections, Music Archives, Standardisation of Music Archives, Digital Libraries and Repositories, and Presentations of Music Libraries and Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age. The highlights of the event were communications from the two keynote speakers, Filippos Tsimpoglou, Director of the National Library of Greece and Nikos Tsouchlos, Associate Professor of the Ionian University of Greece. …

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