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Poland / Polska


Hrabia, Stanislaw, Fontes Artis Musicae


Conferences

The 13th National Conference of Polish Music Librarians, Biblioteki muzyczne--Fonoteki: inspiracja czy przeZytek [Music Libraries--Sound Libraries: Inspiration or Holdover] took place on 21 to 23 October 2013 at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland. It was organised with the Sound Archives Section of the Polish Librarians Association, which also held its 5th National Conference of Sound Archives. The conference was attended by nearly 50 participants from 23 libraries. The 21 reports and papers delivered at the conference sessions fell into four main subject categories: 1) future of music collections, 2) digitalization of musical documents, 3) music sources and collections and 4) sound archives. During the discussion panels, the participants sought answers to questions about the future and perspectives of developments of music libraries and sound archives towards recent technological and organizational transformation and the new attitudes and expectation of library users. The Congress was accompanied by concert of music by Johannes Brahms played by Pawel Kamasa on piano.

The new Executive Board of Music Libraries Section--Polish National Branch of IAML was elected: Stanislaw Hrabia as the Chair, Iwona Bias and Jolanta ByczkowskaSztaba as the Vice-Chairs, and Karolina Skalska as the Secretary. Other Board members are: Andrzej Spoz (Honorary Board Member) Hanna Bias, Ewa Hauptman-Fischer, Ewa Kozlowska, Anna Michalska, Hanna Niziriska, and Magdalena Wiacek.

Anniversaries

In 2014, the Music Libraries Section of the Polish Librarians Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The Official Ceremony will take place on 23 September 2014 at the Warsaw University Library, which is the oldest Polish member of IAML. On the next day, the Conference Muzyczna informacja jutra [Music Information of Tomorrow] will be held at the Fyderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. The aim of the conference is to reflect on music information and to determine the prospects for its development in the context of new technologies and transformations taking place in libraries. Both events will be followed by evening concerts planned as an official part of the Warsaw Autumn 2014 Festival programme.

The Music Libraries Section of the Polish Librarians Association was founded in 1964 as an initiative of librarians from the Music Collections of the National Library of Poland. Over the past 50 years the Section has conducted a wide range of national and international activities organizing a number of conferences and working meetings which served to raise awareness of music collections, provided for the further training of librarians, and integration of the entire community. …

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