Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

"Mark the Music", a Two-Day Course for Librarians Working with Music in the Nordic Countries

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

"Mark the Music", a Two-Day Course for Librarians Working with Music in the Nordic Countries

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"Mark the Music", a two-day course for librarians working with music in the Nordic countries was arranged by the Swedish IAML Branch (Svenska musikbiblioteks-foreningen) in Gothenburg, 15-16 June 2017. The course took place at the Academy of Music and Drama and the Gothenburg University Library. Thirty-seven colleagues participated in the course with representatives from all Nordic countries. Thanks to the adjacent IAML Congress in Riga, Latvia, we could proudly offer high-profile speakers from our Association: Bonna Boettcher, Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, Carolyn Dow, Ann Kunish, Judy Tsou, Jennifer Ward, and Tine Vind. The programme for the course and the presentations of the speakers are online at http://www.smbf.nu/dok/Program.mark_the_music.pdf, and are also available at the Web site of the Swedish IAML Branch: http://www.smbf.nu.

On the first day of the course, topics mostly focused on research libraries and libraries in music teaching institutions: a workshop on Muscat--the new RISM programme for cataloguing musical sources, critical editions/editing music, issues in sound and video, preserving sound in the United States, and music research databases. Jennifer Ward made a presentation on RISM for librarians and Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie presented new resources from RILM and an overview of IAML. …

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