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News from CILIP

23. December 2019

Earlier this year CILIP announced the launch of the "...

Get involved with IAML

16. December 2019

The IAML (UK & Irl) Documentation Committee is welcoming expressions of interest to become our new Secretary. The secretary position provides an exciting opportunity to get actively involved in the development of the music library profession, with a particular focus on projects and initiatives around resource discovery and data. The Committee meets three times a year. As Secretary you will be responsible for creating and circulating agenda and minutes in consultation with the Chair. The...

An early accordion method

27. November 2019

One of the greatest joys of managing the early printed music at the Royal College of Music Library...

Two last nights! Showbusiness in Georgian London

19. November 2019
William Heath, Stage Door, 1823. © Gerald Coke Handel Foundation

If you’re down in London this...

Academic Music Librarians' seminar, Cardiff University

7. November 2019

While the turnout for this year's Academic Music Librarians' Seminar might have been smaller than usual (in the end there were nine of us, from Cambridge, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Oxford), there was certainly no lack of ideas or discussion. In fact, we probably needed about another hour to really get to grips with the several important topics in our timetable, so perhaps a 1 p.m. start is on the cards for next year. A blog post isn't the place for a blow-by-blow recitation of...

Remembering Malcolm: Coda

1. November 2019

Following on from our earlier post about Malcolm Lewis, a few words from Katharine Hogg, current President of IAML (UK&Irl)....

Introducing… the IAML (UK & Irl) Trade and Copyright Committee

21. October 2019

We all have our copyright problems. Luckily the IAML (UK&Irl) Trade & Copyright Committee is here to help!

‘T & C’ works on behalf of IAML (UK & Irl) members and the music library community more generally to provide advice, training and updates on aspects of copyright and intellectual property law and related policies, especially those that affect how we all work. It also maintains a close relationship with the music publishers and...

Remembering Malcolm

7. October 2019

The UK and Ireland branch of IAML was sorry to hear last month of the death of Malcolm Lewis, Branch President, 1992-1995. Although Malcolm had been ill for some time, his spirit and sense of fun, lasted right to the end. He was much loved by members of the Branch, many of whom have sent memories for inclusion on the blog. Malcolm's funeral will take place on October 16th, at 2.00 pm at St. Peter's Church, Nottingham, followed by interment at Tithe Green Woodland Burial site.

Ruth...

The 2019 IAML Congress in Krakow: Brilliant Ideas in a Beautiful Historical Setting

2. October 2019

As former capital of Poland and site of many historical buildings and architectural marvels, Krakow has been attracting visitors from around the globe for centuries. This July it drew in music librarians, musicologists and heritage sector professionals in particular. They all had the same destination: the Auditorium Maximum of the second oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe , re-named and re-founded by King...

A very successful seminar

30. September 2019

Nottingham City Council's Loxley House turned out to be the perfect venue for the "Music in Public Libraries" seminar on Friday, 27 September, with 17 attendees travelling from locations from across from country for a lively afternoon of discussions and updates. Nigel Hawkins, Nottingham City Council's Head of Culture and Libraries (are libraries "culture" too...?), started off the official timetable with a thoughtful welcome and overview, prior to which Malcolm Jones gave a tribute to...

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