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Dr. Scott Simon speaks at the 3rd International Music Council World Forum on Music

In October 2009, Dr. Scott Simon attended the 3rd International Music Council World Forum on Music in Tunis, Tunisia.  The conference was organized under the title “Access to Musical Diversity.”

The International Music Council (IMC) is a global network of expert organizations and individuals working in the field of music. Founded in 1949 by UNESCO, IMC is mandated to promote musical diversity and support cultural rights for all.

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Dr. Simon speaking at the IMC World Forum on Music

Dr. Simon was a speaker for a forum titled, “Riding the Digital Tiger.”  He spoke on the opportunities and challenges libraries face in adapting to digital music collections and services. He also emphasized the role of digital libraries as an access-point to diverse music cultures from around the world. Dr. Simon highlighted examples of digital libraries including the Library of Congress Digital Collections and the UNESCO World Digital Library.

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