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Changes to Irish copyright legislation

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June 2019 saw the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Provisions Act 2019 being signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. This Act amended the...

Excellence Abounds

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IAML (UK & Irl) celebrated both institutional and individual excellence at the Excellence Awards ceremony held at College Court, Leicester on Sunday 14th April 2019.

The Excellence Awards are presented every three years and acknowledge activity in...

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...

These are competitive times

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As I ease myself into my harness as IAML (UK & Irl)’s Performance Set officer, I thought I’d share some things I’ve been chewing over about the various forms of competition there are to the services we offer.

Here in Birmingham, we’re quite new to charging for performance sets,...

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...

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