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IAML Roma 2016 – a Cambridge conference diary

Roma 2016 was my 10th IAML congress and I returned as usual full of enthusiasm. I would even dare go further and say that it felt like one of the most successful conferences since I first attended at San Sebastian in 1998, … Continue reading

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Calling for submissions: E T Bryant Memorial Prize

Details of the E T Bryant Memorial Prize have gone live on the IAML(Uk & Irl) website.  The prize of £250 is awarded for a significant contribution to the literature of music librarianship by a student or group of students … Continue reading

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Miraculous Mandolins

“Our mandolin ensemble would like to perform at Westminster Music Library” “Fantastic! Err how many of you will there be?” “Oh just sixteen or so…” Well I like a challenge and we’d never hosted a mandolin ensemble before, how could … Continue reading

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When in Belgium…

Having recently returned from the IAML conference in Antwerp, my mind is still reeling with new ideas and good intentions to actually do something with them. The conference was, for me at least, a great success. The programme had a … Continue reading

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Countdown Clock – ASW

The Countdown Clock has started for your last chance to sign up for this year’s Annual Study Weekend! Booking closes this Friday, the 14th of March. We’ve managed to do the impossible and create a shorter weekend with more activities … Continue reading

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‘A small sensation’ at Trinity College Dublin: the Erfurt Enchiridion (1524)

Rare book collections don’t often make the headlines of foreign newspapers, and when they do it is usually for the ‘wrong’ reasons – a spectacular theft, or catastrophic destruction due to fire, flood or earthquake. So it was all the … Continue reading

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Greetings and Happy New Year from the Conference Committee!

If you haven’t yet heard, the registration booking form for the 2014 ASW in Cambridge is now live on the IAML UK & Irl website. Run, don’t walk, and grab a place now for this amazing 48-hour affair! What is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates 90 years of the BBC Music Library

This evening Radio 2 will broadcast a special edition of their flagship live music programme Friday Night is Music Night which celebrates 90 years of the BBC music library. As usual the programme will feature music drawn mostly from the … Continue reading

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Music Libraries Trust bursaries for IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend

The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the annual study weekend held by the International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Irl) this year, … Continue reading

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Gilbert & Sullivan: Yeomen of the Guard

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Yeomen of the Guard the Royal College of Music has digitised the overture and made it available via the library website. The manuscript was bequeathed … Continue reading

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