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About mj263

Music Collections Supervisor at Cambridge University Library. Wide musical interests. Often to be found stuck in a composer's archive, or enthusing about antiquarian music.

Still discovering iDiscover?

The Farewell to Voyager post a few weeks ago prompted some further comments about iDiscover. So here’s a quick follow-up post about iDiscover, which, in the best Darwinian tradition, is constantly evolving. Advertisements

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Doctor Who – the Cambridge connection

A few days ago I heard the news that Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) had been posthumously awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University. I’d known her name for many years, but hadn’t realised that she was a Cambridge alumna, attending Girton … Continue reading

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What did Voyager do for us?

In January librarians across Cambridge will be using a different Library Management System. Voyager has been a (generally!) faithful servant for the last 15 years, and it’s time to move on to a new system that’s better able to cope … Continue reading

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Politically incorrect

Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women in opera and song: episode two – an unpalatable truth Last week, Susi introduced the latest exhibition to take place in and around the Anderson Room : Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women. The genesis of the exhibition … Continue reading

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Music behind the wire

Did you know that Cambridge University Library has a variety of collections under its roof? Regular users will know that as well as the University Library itself (the “skyscraper” of Cambridge), and the affiliate libraries which are separate geographically from … Continue reading

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Silence?

Tuesday 5th September marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of John Cage. Here at MusiCB3 we wondered if there should be a particular way of celebrating this most quirky of composers? Perhaps there should be a blank post – … Continue reading

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On the street

I’ve just finished cataloguing a new edition of an eighteenth century chorus for 3 voices and continuo De roep van de strate (MRA.260.201.97). What particularly fascinated me about it is that it is a selection of street cries ostensibly following the … Continue reading

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