Welcome to the web site for the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML). CAML is the professional association for librarians, archivists, and researchers in the field of music and welcomes as members anyone interested in the organization and collection, preservation and study of music, particularly music in Canada.
Our principal objectives can be found in our Constitution and Bylaws. CAML is affiliated nationally with the Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) and, internationally, with the International Association of Music Libaries (IAML). Many of our members belong to all three organizations. CAML contributes to the following international bibliographical projects: RISM, RILM, RIdIM, RIPM.
Currently we have about 100 institutional and personal members. Our members come from university and public libraries, Library and Archives Canada, music conservatories, orchestra libraries, provincial and national archives, the Canadian Music Centre, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and many other special libraries as well as the music community of performers, composers, and writers, at large. Descriptions of music collections in Canada can be found through our Directory.
In 2000, CAML inaugurated the Helmut Kallmann Award for excellence in music librarianship and archives work in Canada or outstanding contributions in other areas relating to music in Canada. The award is named in honour of our organization's founder, a distinguished scholar and first Director of the Music Division at the National Library of Canada. Previous award winners include Jane Ann Pearce Baldwin (2000), Maria Calderisi (2002), Elaine Keillor (2004) and Kathleen McMorrow (2006).