Blog: Research

Hunting for dragons, CAM(e)L(s), and musical lions in Krakow

2. August 2019
The morning commute to the IAML Congress along the bank of the Vistula.

I’ve just returned from a delightful fortnight in Krakow, part business, part holiday. The business part, thanks to Cambridge University Library , and the Music Libraries Trust , was spent at...

‘It’s (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ at the Barbican Music Library

5. June 2019

This exhibition showcases the music photography of Mark Allan, who has spent over 30 years in the...

Bursary post

8. May 2019

In the latest of a series of blogs about the recent ASW - an insight into a maiden ASW from Masters student, Kirsty Morgan…

Having received the Music Library Trust bursary, I was very lucky and pleased to be able to attend IAML’s Annual...

IAML Annual Study Weekend - Thoughts from Leicester

3. May 2019

Table decorations in the Dining Hall, College Court

On a sunny Friday afternoon, Kate and I set off from Cambridge for College Court , Leicester for the IAML Annual Study Weekend . It was a great chance to meet other colleagues working in music libraries and to put some faces to names. After settling in to our...

Countdown to the 2019 Annual Study Weekend (ASW) at Leicester

22. February 2019

With just under two weeks to go until close of bookings, and two months until the ASW itself, the business of the conference committee is gathering pace and, as Chair of the Conference Committee, I thought I would give you a taste of the work that goes on in the background to organise an Annual Study Weekend!

By the way, if you haven’t yet booked your place there is still time – go to https://...

Pathways, Outputs and Impacts: Being a Librarian-Researcher Today

6. February 2019

In one sense, the talk I gave at the IAML (UK & Ireland) Annual Study Weekend last year (2018)...

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

12. December 2018

Established in the 1994–1995 year, the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize is awarded for a...

A song for the season

11. December 2018

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 the composer holding a copy of the Christmas Concerto, in tribute to his famous teacher.

Katharine Hogg,

Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum...

Bursaries available for 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) ASW

5. December 2018

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 library staff who would like to attend the ASW. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. Both full and part bursaries are available, which...

New Encore21 Training and Support

28. November 2018

Encore21 is a searchable online union catalogue of performance sets of vocal and orchestral music in UK libraries and music institutions. It is a project of IAML (UK & Irl); established with support from the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme and the Music Libraries Trust; hosted by Bibliotekenes IT...

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