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Patrick Mills remembered

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I was deeply saddened to learn that Patrick Mills had died in December last year. A delightful man who taught me all I know about music cataloguing.

This little memoir really begins in 1976 (yes, that summer) when I joined the staff, fresh out of library school, of what was then the...

The National Brass Band Archive

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Hello Music Librarians! I am writing to you today from BBE’s HQ in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We’ve had a bit of a hectic couple of months of late, not least because in May we...

Making Music 2018

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Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018 , on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations....

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These are competitive times

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As I ease myself into my harness as IAML (UK & Irl)’s Performance Set officer, I thought I’d share some things I’ve been chewing over about the various forms of competition there are to the services we offer.

Here in Birmingham, we’re quite new to charging for performance sets,...

A rare glimpse behind the scenes at Abbey Road Studios

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Barbican Music Library’s current exhibition is the result of a collaboration with Abbey Road Studios and acclaimed rock photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, who has been closely associated with the Studios for over four decades. Inside Abbey Road Studios: Through the Lens of Jill Furmanovsky...

Libraries Reaching out to Distance Learners

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At this year’s IAML UK and Ireland Annual Study Weekend, I agreed to offer a ‘quick-fire’ session about a project that I carried out in 2017, investigating the provision of library instruction and support to distance-learners. It’s something I undertook as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in...

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...

Say it with Music – exhibition celebrates the people and places that have shaped jazz

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An exhibition – Say it with Music – is being held at The Forum, Southend in May as the culmination of the National Jazz Archive Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It explores how...

We wish you a Merry Christmas

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Following on from the festivities at Westminster Music Library, here's a snapshot of what music librarians in Cambridge and Huddersfield have been up to.

At Cambridge there was the usual departmental Christmas dinner along with our friends from the Chinese and Japanese departments......

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Festivities have commenced at Westminster Music Library .

There are drummers drumming...

Ruairi Glasheen and a party of enthusiastic drummers at Westminster Music...

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