Annual Study Weekend 2017, Exeter

7 April 2017 (All day) to 9 April 2017 (All day)

The 2017 ASW will take place at Reed Hall, University of Exeter from Friday 7th to Sunday 9 April 2017.

Click here for the booking form and here for the draft programme.

A printable PDF draft programme is available here. The programme presentation content so far confirmed is as follows:

  • The value and impact of music in everyday life - Prof. Tia DeNora (Sociology of Music), University of Exeter
  • The introduction of electronic legal deposit for music — Amelie Roper, Curator, Digital Music — The British Library
  • Extreme cataloguing: improving access, preserving collections — Katharine Hogg, Librarian — Gerald Coke Handel Collection
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: a practical guide for music librarians – Simon Wright, Head of Music Rights & Contracts, Oxford UP
  • Music and Copyright (standing presentation organised by IAML (UK & Irl)’s Trade and Copyright committee
  • The James Goodman collection of Irish folk music: a collaborative approach to collection digitization — Roy Stanley, Music Librarian, Trinity College Dublin and Grace Toland, Director – Irish Traditional Music Archive

In addition there will be a number of more interactive conference sessions as follows:

  • Panel discussion on the Benefits and challenges of Partnership Working with panellists sharing their experience of partnership working followed by discussion (Charlotte Jones, Assistant Librarian, Barbican Music Library; Katharine Hogg, Librarian, Gerald Coke Handel Collection; Geoff Thomason, Royal Northern College of Music)
  • Workshops – 3 parallel 30 minute workshops on the following topics
    • Workshop 1. RDA cataloguing led by Rupert Ridgwell, Curator of Printed Music, British Library
    • Workshop 2. Benefits and challenges of music events in libraries — Mandy Winter, Senior Assistant Somerset Performing Arts Library and Ellie Miles, Assistant Librarian, Surrey Performing Arts Library
    • Workshop 3. Librarians as teachers — Geoff Thomason, Royal Northern College of Music
  • Quick Fire — 5 or 6 twenty minute interactive sessions from which delegates choose 3 to attend – to include:
    • Good CV Writing (Shelagh Levett, Director, South Western Regional Library Service)
    • Online Collection Visibility (Catherine Small, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
    • Pop-Up Promotions (Royal Northern College of Music)
  • News and Updates

Library visits on Saturday afternoon – choose from:

  • Exeter Cathedral Library — guided visit
  • Exeter Central Library (“the most visited library in the South-West” — guided visit)
  • Library, University of Exeter (self–guided)

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