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CAML Review / REVUE DE L'ACBM is published twice a year (June and December) as an open access journal. It is the official publication of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.


We welcome submissions of research articles for peer review, reports, news, essays, and reviews on topics relevant to the purposes of the Association, particularly those pertaining to music in Canada, music librarianship and archival management, and bibliography.

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Editorial Team

Carolyn Doi, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Janneka Guise, University of Toronto, Canada
Megan Chellew, McGill University, Canada
Scott Cowan, University of Windsor, Canada
Deborah Wills, Librarian Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Phoebe Robertson, Manhattan School of Music, USA
Brian McMillan, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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CAML Review: Special issue on the impact of Covid-19 on music communities

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the music industry upside down and has impacted all levels of creating, sharing, promoting, researching, studying and preserving music. How has the pandemic affected music collections and services in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (collectively known as the GLAM sector)? National regulations for social distancing around the world have resulted in cancelled tours and festivals, interruption in writing and recording and the shifting of these music-making practices onto virtual platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Zoom. While some artists are archiving these performances, many expire after 24 hours and are lost documents capturing this moment in history. Instructors have likewise had to grapple with ways of delivering lessons remotely, with private and college/university-level instruction changed drastically through digital mediation. While other economic sectors are planning for gradual reopening, the music and education sectors are predicted to endure longer periods of isolation. These sectors, which require physical closeness, face some uncertainty about when in-person activities can resume and the economic sustainability of the industry’s current model.

Vol 49 No 1 "The Pandemic Issue" has been published and is now available online:

Jan Guise and Jada Watson

CAML Review, Co-Lead Editors

December 11, 2020

Vol 48, No 1 (2020)

March 11, 2019

Vol 46, No 3 (2018)

March 11, 2019

Vol 46, No 2 (2018)

March 11, 2019

Vol 46, No 1 (2018)

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