1. Organization
  2. IAML Collection
  3. IAML [Acronym name] (english) | AIBM [Acronym name] (French)
  4. 1951
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    • The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), also known as Association Internationale des Bibliothèques, Archives et Centres de Documentation Musicaux (AIBM) and Internationale Vereinigung der Musikbibliotheken, Musikarchive und Musikdokumentationszentren (IVMB), is an organisation of libraries with music departments, music conservatory libraries, radio and orchestra archives, university institutes, music documentation centers, music publishers, and music dealers that fosters international cooperation and promotes music bibliography and music library science.[1] It was founded in Paris in 1951[2] and its three official languages are English, German, and French.
      IAML was founded after World War II to "promote international cooperation and standardization in such matters as cataloging, standards of service, personnel training and the exchange of materials between libraries."[3] The founding of IAML was a three-year process from 1949 to 1951. It was part of the United Nations' mission to promote world peace. The founding conferences were held in Basel and Florence in 1949, in Lüneburg in 1950, and in Paris in 1951, the last one conducted by UNESCO.[4]