Blog: Jan 2018

The "weird" world of music cataloguing

12. January 2018

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 music cataloguer will know, mention that you're a music cataloguer to a fellow librarian, and the reaction is usually a mixture of awe and a "S/He must be completely mad;" I just had to write...

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

2. January 2018

Now in its 24th year – see previous winners of the award – the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize is awarded for a significant contribution to the literature of music information fields; namely, those professions found within libraries, museums, archives and records management. Award applications are welcome from Library and Information Science students (or group of students),...

On the 8th or 9th day of Christmas...

2. January 2018

As any lover of The Twelve Days of Christmas (or, for that matter, William Shakespeare ) will know, the festivities continue into the New Year, with the festive season officially ending on the 5th or 6th January. There is some disagreement as to which is the correct date. Both dates seem equally valid, with January 5th making Christmas Day itself the First Day of Christmas, or January 6th as the Twelfth Day marking the...

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