Blog: Aug 2018

Patrick Mills remembered

22. August 2018

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 British Library Bibliographic Services Division based in Store Street as a member of the Descriptive Cataloguing Team preparing MARC records for the British National Bibliography. One of BNB’s sister...

The National Brass Band Archive

20. August 2018

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 took on the custodianship of the National Brass Band Archive - which includes an extensive music library.

The...

We're secure!

14. August 2018

With Google now flagging plain http websites as not secure the time had obviously arrived to purchase and installing a security certificate for the website. This was, by the way, a deliberate move by Google to force the issue on the multitude of websites that had not yet made the move.

All URLs on the website now begin with https and you will also see a little padlock in the address bar that indicates that the site is secure, and that all transactions with the website are now...

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

10. August 2018

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 with a mix of traditional print collections and online resources....

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