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About musicb3

The "author" MusiCB3 is used for all the "guest contributions". Every post by a guest is signed. Most of our guests are based in Cambridge (libraries). If you would like to contribute to this blog as a guest please contact us via music [at-sign-thingy] lib [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Meet… Sam Freeman

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? Sam Freeman: When I left Cambridge Regional College with a BTEC National Diploma in Business & Finance, I didn’t know what I wanted to do; I had secretarial qualifications and a love … Continue reading

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Mahler’s Tenth Symphony: An Unexpected Gap – Part II

In the first episode of this musical mystery story, readers were told something of the history of Deryck Cooke’s famous ‘performing version’ of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony – and learned of the Library’s unhappy discovery that Cooke’s own copy of … Continue reading

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‘See amid the winter’s snow…’

I recently started work as Library Assistant at the Scott Polar Research Institute. The library collection here covers the Polar Regions and other frozen parts of the world, glaciology and remote sensing. I formed the impression that it would mainly … Continue reading

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Meet… Justin Burrows

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? Justin Burrows: On the job training. Passed O levels and an A level at school and passed a library qualification while working at the UL. Joined the Library Association. Also passed O … Continue reading

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The David Chadd Microfilm Collection

The Pendlebury has received a donation of around a hundred and fifty microfilms of manuscripts, ranging from eleventh-century chant books and sixteenth-century polyphonic fragments to early printed books and modern theses. Since October 2011, I have been steadily cataloguing the … Continue reading

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Meet… Roberta Schiavone

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? Roberta Schiavone: After my conservatory’s diploma and while I was still completing my master’s degree in Humanities Studies, by accident I started working in the library of the Conservatory of music of … Continue reading

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The Full English

The Full English, the world’s largest digital archive of English traditional music and dance, was recently launched. Over 58,000 items are included in the database, that has brought together and digitised archive collections from various archive holding institutions around the … Continue reading

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