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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...

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...

At the ASW 2017

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Home from home in Exeter

Being a member of the Conference Committee, I knew what the programme for the IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend in Exeter looked like but of course it only comes alive when you’re there. I...

All the fun of the Fair

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Despite September’s impressive attempts to imitate our August heat wave, summer is finally over. Autumn has rolled in and schools and universities have resumed business as usual. Here at Westminster Music Library ,...

Happy New Year!

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For academic librarians throughout the UK and Ireland it's the start of another academic year. Over the next few weeks we'll see lots of eager new faces, often looking slightly scared along with worried looking final years. Some of the librarians are looking pretty worried too as they start...

The perils of being a webmaster

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If you enjoy watching paint dry, read on ...

Those of you who avidly watch the website for new content will have been just a little disconcerted when you found that the site was offline for around 48 hours recently. You didn't notice? Ah well, there's another illusion shattered....

“A very great master of music”

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This was the headline grabbing news in The Post Boy for the 26 th November 1695 on the death of composer Henry Purcell. Recognised as one of the greatest English composers, Purcell was universally mourned. But we wanted to celebrate his musical achievements rather than lament his death, not only...

Are you ready?

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It's that time of year again... IAML UK & Ireland's Annual Study Weekend will be starting this Friday (7th April) in Exeter, and running until Sunday. As usual there's a range of subjects to suit all music librarian tastes from the impact of music on everyday life to the extreme cataloguers...

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