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A rare glimpse behind the scenes at Abbey Road Studios

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Barbican Music Library’s current exhibition is the result of a collaboration with Abbey Road Studios and acclaimed rock photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, who has been closely associated with the Studios for over four decades. Inside Abbey Road Studios: Through the Lens of Jill Furmanovsky...

Libraries Reaching out to Distance Learners

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At this year’s IAML UK and Ireland Annual Study Weekend, I agreed to offer a ‘quick-fire’ session about a project that I carried out in 2017, investigating the provision of library instruction and support to distance-learners. It’s something I undertook as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in...

A (insert collective noun here) of music librarians

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I spent part of the Easter holidays in beautiful Edinburgh attending the annual IAML (pronounced Yam-ull, rhymes with camel) Annual Study Weekend. The UK and...

The "weird" world of music cataloguing

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A few months ago an email appeared on the IAML list asking for articles for the latest edition of CILIP's Catalogue and Index journal. This was going to be a particularly unusual issue in that it was going to look at items that were rather outside the usual cataloguing norms. As any...

Advent with ITMA

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The canny librarians and archivists at ITMA (Irish Traditional Music Archive) have been busy putting together an Advent Calendar celebrating the music of Ireland. Some great surprises include performances in pubs and in ITMA's very own reading room. There's even an interview with the Zambian...

LITMUS announcement

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ITMA is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding of over € 187k to host one of the European Commission’s inaugural Marie Curie Society & Enterprise Fellowships. Dr. Lynnsey Weissenberger , a...

On your shelf - An Edith Cavell treasure?

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Edith Cavell....

Feeling terrified?

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“Have you got a piano reduction of the Bach Double?” “Do you have a set that goes with the Watkins Shaw Messiah?” “I’m looking for the Choral for easy piano” “Is the Robbins Landon Clock Urtext?” Do you panic when your readers come in with questions like that? Do you really know your Massenet from...

Simon Rattle exhibition at Barbican Music Library

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To mark Sir Simon Rattle ’s first season as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and to celebrate a career spanning almost half a century,...

Launching the Welsh Music Archive

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At a special ceremony on Friday, 22 September , The National Library of Wales launched its Welsh Music Archive Programme in the presence of the folk music expert and Library benefactor, Phyllis Kinney.

Phyllis Kinney and her daughter Eluned were present at the Friday...

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