International ISMN Agency

The International Standard Music Number for Notated Music.
A System for Publishing, Distribution and Library Practices




Source: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)
The preliminary program for the IAML conference in Dublin on 24th-29th July 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) 
ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what can be done, individually and together, to preserve personal and shared collections. More about the event may be found here.

Source: Featured Artists Coalition 
In the UK, Professor Ian Hargreaves is currently leading an independent review for the government into how the intellectual property system can better drive growth and innovation. The article posted on March 8th 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: Music Industry Newswire 
"If there could be agreed-upon standardized methods of communicating data …, the metadata that describes them (and the identifiers themselves that uniquely identify them), it would be a big step towards more accurate accounting of use." The article posted on March 4th 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: Younison (Younison is an advocacy platform for music professionals dedicated to ensuring that they are fairly, accurately and directly compensated for the use of their works in the new digital environment.) 
Featured Artists Coalition (UK), Technopol (FRA) and DJ Monitor (the Netherlands) have joined forces with Younison to advocate for changes to the collective rights management framework in the European Union (EU), in order to ensure that artists are accurately and efficiently rewarded for the commercialization and use of their creative works across the EU. The article from Younison posted on March 4th 2011 can be found here.

Source: International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 
The International ISTC Agency, the official Registration Authority for the International Standard Text Code (ISTC), recently announced the appointment of four new official registration agencies (ISTC-RAs). All will start operating in early 2011. The text posted on March 2nd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
"…In this respect, Mr. Gurry said "an international music registry -- a global repertoire database -- would be a very valuable and needed step in the direction of establishing the infrastructure for global licensing."The text dated 24th February 2011 may be viewed here.

World-Renowned Creators, Political Leaders and Key Industry Players to Convene at World Copyright Summit in Brussels, June 7-8, 2011

Source: International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 
CISAC announced the main program topics and speakers for the third World Copyright Summit - 7 & 8 June 2011: The release published on February 23rd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: New York Times
The International Music Score Library Project has grown to be one of the largest sources of scores anywhere. The article posted on February 22nd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: The European Library 
Registration is now open for The IFLA Presidential Meeting 2011. The theme is Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge: Action for Europe and the two-day conference will be held on April 14-15 in The Hague at the National Library of the Netherlands. The announcement may be viewed here.