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A song for the season

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Corelli’s Christmas Concerto was so called as it bears the inscription ‘ Fatto per la notte di Natale’ (‘made for the night of Christmas'). The portrait of Francesco Geminiani by Andrea Soldi, now in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, was painted in about 1735, depicts...

Bursaries available for 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) ASW

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As many of you are aware, IAML (UK & Irl) will be holding their Annual Study Weekend this year, 12-14 April 2019 at the University of Leicester College Court. The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and...

New Encore21 Training and Support

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Encore21 is a searchable online union catalogue of performance sets of vocal and orchestral music in UK libraries and music...

A celebration of women in jazz

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A celebration of Women in Jazz

A new free exhibition at Barbican Music Library entitled Women in Jazz – a Celebration of...

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...

The Hybrid Music Library: User format preferences at Leeds College of Music Library

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Megan Dyson

This post is a brief synopsis of my presentation at this year's ASW on my MA dissertation research on the hybrid music library. The ‘hybrid library’ is defined as a library...

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...

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