We have removed pre-1900 reference books (classmark MRR) from the shelves in the Anderson Room, and are in the process of transferring these volumes to closed access; click here for a list of titles with old MRR/open access classmarks and their new classmarks. As you can see from the list, 23 titles have been removed and some are mutli volumes; temporarily there will therefore be “odd gaps” on our shelves. Some of these titles will not be missed by many, as newer editions exist.Also, we used some of this week to rebox more than 150 broken or fragile boxes of nineteenth-century, so-called secondary, sheet music. I won’t go into much detail about the intriguing and exciting holdings we have, as Margaret has planned to write about them soon. However: just to say that whilst replacing some of the existing boxes, we came across a couple of interesting items (maybe more about them another time?). But I thought it might be interesting for you to get some visual impressions of some of these boxes – as normally only UL staff can see them. Of course we also did some checking of classmarks, but unfortunately – as every year – we did not manage to do all these jobs which are usually not possible when the library is open. (We wouldn’t want to disturb our readers with some of the actions and noises which happen when we tackle certain tasks.) So there is still enough to do next year – including continuing to replace some old boxes.