Tag Archives: College Libraries

Nowel Nowel

A few weeks ago I was trying to sort out the blogging rota. As the MusiCB3 bloggers headed off for their Christmas breaks I was left with the Yuletide blog that will take us into the New Year. I thought I … Continue reading

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Cambridge manuscripts and RISM Sigla

RISM (Repertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales) has recently made an announcement about a new web site for their library sigla. RISM library sigla comprise three elements: a Country code (usually the same as used for motor vehicles), a Town code in … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Handel: Samuel Butler’s special collection

Many people have heard of the utopian satire Erewhon, but few are aware that its author, the Victorian polymath Samuel Butler (1835–1902), was driven to creativity by a lifelong obsession with George Frideric Handel. ‘Of all dead men Handel has … Continue reading

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From the other side of the fence

It was only after I had accepted the post of Librarian at Selwyn College that I realised I had landed a job right next door to the Music Faculty. I was delighted to discover that this had advantages, such as … Continue reading

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Lending Liberamente – the music hire partnership of Christ’s and Homerton

As a previous blogger has already pointed out, Cambridge is a musical city. There are numerous musical societies organising hundreds of concerts each year and so I thought that maybe the readers of this blog might be interested in a … Continue reading

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Hidden in the Stacks: Rediscovering Newnham’s Musical Collection

I am the graduate trainee at Newnham College library, a position I’ve been in since September. I’ve been blogging about my trainee year over at The Hobbit Hole. As a music graduate I’ve been following the MusiCB3 blog with interest … Continue reading

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