Joint IAML and IASA congress in OSLO, NORWAY
August 8. - 13. 2004 - "Music
The Norwegian IAML Branch (NMBF, Norsk
have great pleasure in
welcoming you to Oslo for the 2004 joint IAML and
IASA Congress. The last time we met for a joint Conference was in
Perugia, Italy, in 1996.
will be held at the campus of the University of Oslo, Blindern.
National Library of Norway,
National Music Collection
47 23 27 60 55 - Fax 47 23 27 60 49
Organizing Committee comprises members from both IAML and IASA.
von Arb, Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound
Bakken, Norwegian Library Association
Inger Johanne Christiansen, Norwegian IAML Branch
Tone Elofsson, Norwegian Academy of Music
Tedd Urnes, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Kari Jacobsen, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Nordheim, composer, honorary member
Jon G. Olsen, The Council for Music Organisations in Norway
Anne-Sofie Rabe Bøe, Bærum Public Library
Magne Seland, National Library of Norway
Hans-Hinrich Thedens, University of Oslo
International Association for Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation
Centres (IAML) currently has about 2,000 individual and institutional members
in some 45 countries throughout the world. Founded in 1951 to promote
international cooperation and to support the interests of the profession,
IAML is a respected member of the international library and music
draws most of its membership from Europe and North America. It is also
well represented in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, less well so in
other parts of Asia, in Latin America and Africa. Extending its coverage
to these parts of the world is an important goal for the Association.
comprises major music collections, music and audio-visual librarians,
music archivists and documentation specialists, musicologists, music
publishers and dealers. Membership is open to any person or institution
interested in the work of the Association. English, French and German
are the official languages.
is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and
the International Council on Archives (ICA), European Bureau of Library, Information and
Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) and the International Music Council (IMC), a UNESCO
non-governmental organization. It maintains close ties with the
International Association of Sound Archives (IASA) and the International Association of Music Information
encourage and promote the activities of music libraries, archives
and documentation centres and to strengthen cooperation among
institutions and individuals working in these fields
promote a better understanding of the cultural importance of music
libraries, archives and documentation centres nationally and
support and facilitate the realization of projects in music
bibliography, music documentation and music library and information
science at national and international levels
promote the availability of all publications and documents relating
to music, including international exchange and lending
support the development of international and national standards for
cataloguing, preservation and availability of music materials
promote professional education and training
further the bibliographic control of music collections of all kinds
support the protection and preservation of musical documents of all
cooperate with other international organizations in IAML's fields of
bring together interested people at its annual meetings
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is a non-governmental
organisation affiliated to UNESCO. It was established in 1969 in
Amsterdam to function as a medium for international cooperation between
archives which preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents. The
Association is actively involved in all subjects relating to the
professional work of soundarchives and archivists including acquisition,
documentation, copyright, access, distribution, preservation, and the
technical aspects of recording and playback.
of the Association is open to all categories of archives and
institutions which preserve sound and audiovisual recordings, and to
and individuals having a serious interest in the purposes or
of IASA. The Association includes members representing archives of
history, literature, drama and folklife recordings; radio and
sound archives; collections of oral history, natural history, bio-acoustic
and medical sounds; recorded linguistic and dialect studies.
holds an annual conference which includes a General Assembly to report
business of the Association to the members, working sessions for IASA
and sessions on topics of general interest.
Association has over 350 members, individual and institutional in more
46 countries. Members in the Nordic countries have a network called IASA
Nordic Branch: http://www.nrk.no/iasa/
three years the IASA membership elects
oversees the business of the organisation. Various committees, sections
and task forces are responsible for developing the work of IASA and
these serve as important fora for information and discussion and deal
with specific areas of interest:
National Archives Section is where members meet to consider issues
facing national archives, e.g. acquisition policies, legal deposit,
the management of large collections.
Radio Sound Archives Section handles the special responsibilities of
audiovisual archives in broadcasting companies.
Research Archives Section concerns itself with special issues issues
relating to audiovisual archives whose holdings include collections
of recordings originally made for research purposes.
Cataloguing and Documentation Committee concerns itself with
standards and rules as well as with systems, automated or manual,
for the documentation and cataloguing of audiovisual media.
Discography Committee deals with standards and recommended practice
concerning collections of published recordings.
Technical Committee devotes itself to all technical aspects of
recording, storage and reproduction, including new recording,
transfer and storage technologies.