New York State-Ontario Chapter of the Music Library Association

Upcoming Meetings

Fall 2018

McGill University
Montreal, Canada
November 8-9. 2018

Joint meeting with New England chapter of MLA and the Québec chapter of CAML (Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres)


Registration is now open for the joint meeting of the New York State-Ontario (NYS/O) and New England (NEMLA) chapters of the Music Library Association and the Québec Chapter of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (SQACBM). The meeting will be held at McGill University’s New Residence Hall in Montreal, Quebec on Thursday, November 8 and Friday November 9. We are pleased to announce that the MLA Board of Directors will also be joining us for this international conference.


Regular registration: $75 CAN / $60 USD

Student registration: $25 CAN / $20 USD

Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 2


Fill out  this form to register.

Please indicate your meal preferences on the registration form (there is a spreadsheet to use).


Passport reminder

Please be advised that attendees from the U.S. will need a valid passport to enter Canada.


Option 1: Pay online using PayPal

Meeting registration 2018

Option 2: Pay with check

Mail a check to NYS/O secretary/treasurer:

Beth Kelly

Cornell University

110 Olin Library

Ithaca, NY 14853





We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville, 380 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0B1, Canada. Make your reservations by September 26 for the discounted rate of $179 CAD. The rate is available for Nov. 7-11, but you may choose a shorter stay when making reservations.


Link for reservation using Music Library Association discount.


Parking near the McGill New Residence Hall can be located here.

Preliminary Program

Except as noted, all events will be held at the New Residence Hall located at 3625 ave du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3P8, Tel: (514) 398-3471.


Thursday - Nov. 8

Friday - Nov. 9


Breakfast and Networking



Breakfast and Networking

Morning Session 1a - Women in the 18th-Century British Music Marketplace: A View from the Subscription Lists by Joseph Darby


Morning Session 1b - The Long, Long Trail: An Iconic World War I Song and How It Came to Be by Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy


Welcome and Thanks - Houman Behzadi

Opening address by Professor Julie E. Cumming, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

"The transformative power of digital tools for music research"


Morning Session 1c - Discographic Metadata as a Research Resource for Studying Popular Music Genres: Introducing the SongData Project by Jada Watson


Morning Session 1a - Putting the “I”s in RIdIM: International Involvement and Iconographic Images in the RIdIM Database by Alan Green and Sean Ferguson

Coffee Break


Panel: Current issues and future directions in music librarianship by Mark C. McKnight, Susannah Cleveland, Carolyn Doi, and Joseph Hafner


Morning Session 1b - Pending TBA


Morning Session 1c - Developing user-centered tools and services for supporting digital musicology/Musicologie numérique : développement d'outils et de services centrés sur l'utilisateur by Audrey Laplante and Jean-Sébastien Sauvé (bilingual)


Lunch on your own

Catered Lunch




Afternoon Session 1a - The well-tempered catalogue – the new RDA Toolkit and music resources by Damian Iseminger and Daniel Paradis

NYSO and SQACBM Business Meetings


Afternoon Session 1b - Can I listen to that online: Building AV Access Systems by Jonathan Manton


Afternoon Session 1c - Reprints: Views of a Publisher and User by Ronald Broude

Break and Networking


Break and Networking

Afternoon Session 1a - The Magic Wand Question: Library Enhancements Sparked by Student Survey by Lenora Schneller


Afternoon Session 2a - Acquisition, access, and preservation of eScores: A new model for the library-music publisher collaborations by Brian McDonagh, Kyla Jemison, and Houman Behzadi

Afternoon Session 1b - Local music collecting in Canadian cultural heritage institutions: A summary of recent research by Carolyn Doi and Sean Luyk


Afternoon Session 2b - Libraries as Printers: Challenges of acquiring PDF music scores/parts from self-publishing composers by Lisa Philpott

Afternoon Session 1c - Highlighted Collections: Bagaduce Music Lending Library (Maine), Downtown Collection (NYU) and the Louis Achille Delaquerrière Scrapbook (UWO)


Afternoon Session 2c - When a Consortium isn’t enough: Sheet music in a 21st century reading by Andrea Cawelti

Travel to guided tour. Address:

1085 Côte du Beaver Hall

suite 200

Montreal, H2Z 1S5

Square Victoria Metro Station


Travel to Marvin Duchow Music Library

Guided tour of the Canadian Music Centre / Centre de musique canadienne au Québec

Note: not accessible for persons of reduced mobility.


Reception and Exhibition opening at the Marvin Duchow Music Library. 

An opening program for the exhibition will take place from 6-6:30 pm.


By air:

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport.

Taxi and limousines can be found here.

Other transportation services can be found here.


By car.

By train from a US destination can be found here and from a Canadian destination: here.

By bus: Greyhound & Megabus.


Restaurants near the conference venue:

Première moisson (Accessible from within in the conference building)

333 Prince Arthur St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3P8

St-Hubert Express (take-out)

3575 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P9

Wing Fa Chinese restaurant

3474 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 2H7



201 Milton St, Montreal, QC H2X 1V5

Tourism Montreal:

And for French:



Wed. Nov. 7, 2018

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018

Fri. Nov. 9, 2018

Sat. Nov. 10, 2018

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Blake Pouliot plays the Sibelius concerto, 8 pm

Opéra de Montréal

Das Rheingold, 7:30 pm

McGill Baroque Orchestra

Works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Biagio Marini, Giovanni Battista Fontana, 7:30 PM at Redpath Hall (3461 rue McTavish, Montreal)

Opera McGill

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building(555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building(555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring; 7:30 PM at Pollack Hall, Strathcona Music Building(555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

Intermezzo: Ali Kian Yazdanfar, double bass & Brigitte Poulin, piano

Works by Onslow, Weinberg, and Bottesini; 12:00 PM at Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building(527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)

McGill Noon-Hour Organ concert

Hans-Ola Ericsson, coordinator, 12:30 PM at Redpath Hall (3461 rue McTavish, Montreal)

Recommended museums:

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts--Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

McCord Museum--Musée McCord



Thanks to the program committee:

Sarah Funke Donovan, Boston Symphony Orchestra (

Jim Farrington, Eastman School of Music (

Christiane Melançon, Université de Montréal (

Past Meetings

See an archive of meeting minutes from 1965-2017.