Over the next few months we will be highlighting the presentations that will be taking place at this year’s annual study weekend in Manchester.
Heather Roberts, college archivist of the Royal Northern College of Music will be talking about archives and outreach. Through case studies Heather will show how different organisations have used their archives to reach out to new audiences and also generate added value for their communities. Heather has been working in archives for the past six years and during this time has worked within community projects, oral history projects and specialist repositories. Adding value to library services and reaching new audiences are key themes in today’s libraries so Heather’s presentation will be very useful and relevant to many of us.
To celebrate the 2016 summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janerio we will be having a presentation on the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. This will be given by Simon Wright of Oxford University Press entitled An illustrated introduction to the life and music of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Simon has been researching this composer for around 40 years with his book being published in 1992 and was the host and programme book writer for the BBC’s Total Immersion: Villa-Lobos at the Barbican. The talk will also reference basic library resources such as standard catalogues, biographies, recordings, score availability and archival material.
So why not come and join us from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April 2016 and hear these two speakers!