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It's nearly 2019...

6. December 2018

Bookings are now open for the 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend. The booking form can be accessed from the IAML (UK & Irl) website at https://iaml-uk-irl.org/events/iaml-uk-irl-annual-study-weekend-2019-leicester .

The Conference Committee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to Leicester for the 2019 Annual Study Weekend. The 2019 programme will bring the usual balance...

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...

Violins in Kilburn

4. December 2018

Tuning up

Kilburn Library was the venue for the end of term students' concert by students from Lucica Trita Violin Academy, London . This is a fast growing local violin school run by Lucica Trita, who has amassed a vast amout of performing experience in her career. She...

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...

A celebration of women in jazz

27. November 2018

A celebration of Women in Jazz

A new free exhibition at Barbican Music Library entitled Women in Jazz – a Celebration of the Past, Present and Future , a collaboration with the National Jazz Archive, presents a musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100...

New Licence for Performing and Playing Music in Public

15. November 2018

These days library spaces are used for all manner of events, many of which will involve the live performance of music or the playing of sound recordings.

Both of these activities require a form of licence. Collective management organisations exist in order that music users don’t need to individually obtain permissions from rights holders in order to undertake one or more of the acts restricted by copyright ....

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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