Tag Archives: collection development

Online notated music collections

Welcoming our new students in a predominantly online environment in October was quite an unusual and for many also an unsettling experience. Now that we are entering a new stage of COVID-19 lockdown MusiCB3 will briefly reflect on how our … Continue reading

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A few of my favourite things

Every year at the beginning of term we welcome our new students to the music collections in our libraries by explaining what we have on offer. Over the past years this has involved quite a lot of walking around the … Continue reading

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Reverting to Type. . .

On reflection, it isn’t really surprising that so many of the items forming the Deryck Cooke Archive are undated and even unidentified. Not only was Cooke’s death in October 1976 sudden and unexpected, but his workload in those last years … Continue reading

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Ebooks for music

I still remember the days when we advertised ebooks on music subjects at the Pendlebury Library by printing out all the covers on a poster and yes, they did all fit, first on an A4 and later on an A3 … 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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Collecting Cooke (II)

Deryck Cooke’s book The Language of Music (O.U.P., 1959) has become such an icon of post-WW2 British musicology that one can easily forget that there was a time when it was brand-new – and readers up and down the country … Continue reading

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Mind the gap!

The following should be of interest if you want to find volumes of songs at the UL. It is also another instalment on the theme of understanding our classmarks/classification system. You probably know that M290 is the UL classmark for … Continue reading

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Collecting Cooke (I)

One of the most exciting consequences of placing information about an archival collection on the internet is the way it encourages private individuals with no academic affiliations to come forward and donate related materials that they have in their possession. … Continue reading

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Inspection Week 2012: of shelfchecks, transfers and weeding

Last year in September I wrote a post on Inspection Week 2011, and tried to impart to you, our dedicated readers, some details of what was going on behind closed doors at the UL at this time of the year. … Continue reading

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Music collections survey

As part of the music pilot – this is the three year project where the music collections at the University Library and Pendlebury Library of Music are managed by the same music librarians – we are, amongst other things, looking … Continue reading

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