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IAML Monthly News - November

IAML Australia Monthly Vol 7, November 2017
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IAML Australia Monthly : November 2017
In this edition:
National IAML News
National News
International IAML News
International News

Social Media Highlights
Dear  Blue

Welcome to IAML Australia's November newsletter. It hasn't been quite as busy a month as October, but there are still a few interesting developments for members to check out!

National IAML News
Victorian Music Library looking for a home
The Victorian Music Library is still looking for a home. For details of their requirements, see this tweet:

Digitisation of Intermezzo & Continuo
Secretary Ryan Weymouth has been working hard on digitising back issues of IAML Australia's journal/newsletter, Intermezzo & Continuo. Ryan and President Anna Shelmerdine are planning to catalogue the issues using Dublin Core. When they are available for members to access, the link to the journal will be circulated.

National News

Australian Digital Alliance Copyright Forum 2018: Flexible and Adaptable: the Future of Copyright 
Registrations for the 2018 ADA Copyright Forum, to be held on February 9 at the National Library of Australia are now open.

The forum will explore the government's commitment to “a modernised copyright exceptions framework that keeps pace with technological advances and is flexible to adapt to future changes” and what this means for copyright in Australia into the future.

Speakers include: 

Professor Ruth Okediji, the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center

Professor Jill McKeoughUniversity of Technology Sydney

Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Jonny Roses, Policy and Public Affairs Lawyer, Interactive Games and Entertainment Association

Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader, DX LabsState Library of New South Wales

with more to be announced.

Registrations can be made via Eventbrite:

2017 ARIA Awards
The 2017 ARIA Awards were held on the 28th of November in Sydney. Big winners were Gang of Youths who scooped Album of the Year, the legendary Paul Kelly who picked up Male Artist of the Year (among other things), and Sia who won Female Artist of the Year (but was nowhere to be seen at the event!)

For a full list of winners and recap of the night see:

Malcolm Young dies
AC/DC's co-founder and legendary Australian rocker, Malcolm Young has died aged 64. He had been diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and was farewelled at a private funeral in Sydney. More at Rolling Stone:

International IAML news

A request from Jim Cassaro for Fontes:
Hello Everyone,
I am compiling the manuscript for volume 65, no. 1 (January-March 2018) of Fontes. As such, please send me any notices of significant acquisitions, gifts, grants, developments in the music trade, upcoming meetings, calls for papers, or anything else that might be suitable for the “Briefs / Feuilletons” column. If you have such news, please send a brief announcement via e-mail attachment to by 13 DECEMBER 2017.
Many thanks!
Jim Cassaro

REMINDER: The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel
Call for applications

The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel, established by the Cohen family in Liesbeth’s honor, is a cash award intended to help support travel to attend the annual congress. It is open to all individual members of IAML, with priority given to those attending their first or second congress and who either: (i) began their career as a music librarian within the previous three years; (ii) completed their professional degree in the year before or of the congress; or (iii) are giving a paper, extensive report, or a poster presentation at the congress. All things being equal some preference will be given to those likely to make an ongoing contribution to IAML.

Applicants for the award should receive little or no support from their home institution, library, or any other funding organization (apart from Congress registration fee support, when possible). A successful applicant may not receive a second award from this Fund.

Applicants for an award should submit the following:
  1. A letter of application in English, French, or German which includes:
    1. Your reasons for attending the IAML Congress, a description of your contribution to it, and why you are a good candidate for this grant
    2. A budget for travel costs to attend the IAML Congress excluding the registration fee (If your institution will not cover the congress registration fee, IAML will try to arrange free registration in conjunction with the local organizing committee)
    3. Information about any other support from your home institution, library, or any other funding organization
    4. The number of times you have attended a IAML Congress
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. One letter of reference submitted directly by its writer to the address below as an email attachment
Application materials should be emailed in PDF format to Stanisław Hrabia, Chair, The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel Awards Committee (

Deadline for all materials: 31 January 2018.
Award winners of the Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel will be notified by 1 March 2018 and will be announced thereafter on IAML-L, the IAML website, etc.
International News

David Cassidy dies at 67
Partridge Family star David Cassidy has died of liver failure at 67. Obituary at the New York Times:

'Touched by an Angel' star Della Reese dies, 86
Della Reese, a gospel singer best known for her role on the TV series 'Touched by an Angel' has died aged 86. Her obituary is available at NPR:

Social Media Highlights
Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music

What Makes A Great Music Department?

Minim UK: The UK's Largest Collection of Historical Musical Instruments

'It's crazy fun': U of C librarian fired up as massive EMI music collection arrives in Calgary

LIANZA Keynote Videos

The Culture War Being Fought Over Tomorrow’s Libraries
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