Friday 7th April
16:30 Copyright Session
This year's copyright session will focus on rights in sound recordings. Speakers from PRS for Music (representing MCPS) and PPL will discuss rights issues pertaining to AV material, the roles of their organisations and licensing options for uses of recordings. Delegates will be given the opportunity to submit questions they would like addressed.
17:30 Reception and Dinner
19:30 The Impact of Music in Everyday Life
Tia DeNora, Professor (Sociology of Music), University of Exeter
A fascinating exploration of the impact of music on everyday life and the contribution music makes to social wellbeing.
20:15 Extreme Cataloguing: improving access, preserving collections
Katharine Hogg, Gerald Coke Handel Collection
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection arrived at the Foundling Museum with a paper catalogue. This presentation will detail the impact of developing an online catalogue using 'extreme cataloguing' to allow maximum access for distant users, to enable further discovery of the content of the collection, and to preserve fragile materials by reducing the need to consult the actual items.
Saturday 8th April
9:00 News and Updates
9:30 From Print to Digital: non-print legal deposit for music publications
Amelie Roper, British Library
In April 2013, legal deposit regulations for non-print materials were introduced. These empower UK legal deposit libraries to collect UK digital publications. This presentation provides an overview of the music content in scope for deposit and considers practical issues surrounding its collection.
10:00 Exhibitor Introductions
11:30 Panel Session: Partnership Working
The benefits and challenges of Partnership Working with panelists sharing their experience of partnership working followed by questions and discussion. Panel members:
- Katharine Hogg (Gerald Coke Handel Collection)
- Charlotte Jones (Barbican Music Library)
- Geoff Thomason (Royal Northern College of Music)
12:15 Parallel Workshops
Choose from three workshop sessions that will run concurrently:
- Holding Events in Libraries (Ellie Miles and Mandy Winter)
- RDA Cataloguing (Rupert Ridgewell)
- Librarians as Teachers (Geoff Thomason)
14:00 Annual General Meeting and Prizes
- Exeter Cathedral Library
Choral Evensong takes place at the Cathedral at 16:45, lasting for 45 minutes. After this service, the Library will be opened for delegates for a tour; any items of interest found on their catalogue in advance can be requested for viewing.
- Exeter Public Library
Exeter Library — the most visited in the South-West — a one–hour guided tour of the city's Central Library is arranged for 15:45.
- Exeter University Library
The Library is open until 18.00, and delegates can visit for a self–guided tour.
19:30 Reception and Annual Dinner
Sunday 9th April
9:00 News and Updates
9:30 Heitor Villa-Lobos: a practical guide for music librarians
Simon Wright, Oxford University Press
The output of Villa-Lobos comprises thousands of individual compositions, multiple versions of the same work, series of pieces in new forms bearing confusing titles, lost works, and large numbers of political and educational writings: all contribute to the mythology surrounding Villa-Lobos's work. We will be guided through the repertoire, including copyright issues and published literature.
10:45 Quick-Fire Round. Join four interactive sessions. Confirmed topics include:
- Good CV Writing
- Making Online Collections Visible
- Pop-Up Promotions
12:00 The Pure Note Revived: digitising and publishing the James Goodman Collection of Irish Music
Grace Toland, Irish Traditional Music Archive
Roy Stanley, Library of Trinity College Dublin
This presentation will outline the history and significance of the James Goodman collection, its preservation in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, and the collaboration between ITMA and TCD in opening it up to a worldwide audience of performers, musicologists, and Irish music enthusiasts.
12:45 Conference Wrap-Up
14:00 Conference Closes