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At the ASW 2017

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Home from home in Exeter

Being a member of the Conference Committee, I knew what the programme for the IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend in Exeter looked like but of course it only comes alive when you’re there. I...

The Big Friendly…..Music

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It’s The Summer Reading Challenge again, and Westminster Music Library does not like being left out, but what could we do to inspire our Summer Reading Challenge participants that would embrace this years’ theme – The Big Friendly Read ? We love reading, we love music, and we like to celebrate all things musical in a big and friendly way, so how about some giant size compositional creativity?

All the fun of the Fair

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Despite September’s impressive attempts to imitate our August heat wave, summer is finally over. Autumn has rolled in and schools and universities have resumed business as usual. Here at Westminster Music Library ,...

Happy New Year!

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For academic librarians throughout the UK and Ireland it's the start of another academic year. Over the next few weeks we'll see lots of eager new faces, often looking slightly scared along with worried looking final years. Some of the librarians are looking pretty worried too as they start...

The perils of being a webmaster

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If you enjoy watching paint dry, read on ...

Those of you who avidly watch the website for new content will have been just a little disconcerted when you found that the site was offline for around 48 hours recently. You didn't notice? Ah well, there's another illusion shattered....

“A very great master of music”

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This was the headline grabbing news in The Post Boy for the 26 th November 1695 on the death of composer Henry Purcell. Recognised as one of the greatest English composers, Purcell was universally mourned. But we wanted to celebrate his musical achievements rather than lament his death, not only...

Are you ready?

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It's that time of year again... IAML UK & Ireland's Annual Study Weekend will be starting this Friday (7th April) in Exeter, and running until Sunday. As usual there's a range of subjects to suit all music librarian tastes from the impact of music on everyday life to the extreme cataloguers...

New-look Encore at the ASW

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At the ASW on Friday 7th April, a new and revised version of Encore, the go-to site for orchestral or vocal sets in the UK, was premiered; the fruit of several months work by a number of people.

There are lots of advantages to the new Encore-21...

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