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About CAML

The Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) is the Canadian branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML).

Our history at a glance

  • Founded in 1971
  • Successor to the Canadian Music Library Association (CMLA)
  • First IAML meeting in Canada took place in 1975 in Montreal, followed by a 1994 meeting in Ottawa and a return to Montreal in 2012
  • Goals: Support all aspects of music librarianship in Canada, including research and scholarly projects, and to cooperate with other national and international organizations concerned with all aspects of music
  • CAML’s annual meetings are held often in conjunction with Canadian University Music Society and the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada
  • In 1998, CAML inaugurated the Helmut Kallmann Award for excellence in music librarianship and archives work in Canada. The award is named after Dr. Helmut Kallmann, co-founder of CAML and chief of the music division at the National Library of Canada from 1970 to 1981
  • The Quebec Chapter of CAML (SQACBM) was officially formed in 2008
  • CAML began publishing a quarterly newsletter in 1972. CAML Review, the Association’s journal, succeeded the newsletter in 2001 to reflect more accurately the scope of the profession. CAML Review added a peer-review section in 2016
Based on the The Canadian Encyclopedia article published by Alison Hall and Christopher Moore.

CAML/ACBM Board Members

University of Toronto
Music Library
Edward Johnson Bldg
80 Queens Park,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C5

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