Tag Archives: music librarians

Meet… James Luff

What has your road to librarianship been? After finishing a music degree at Goldsmiths, my initial route into library work was by shelving my way around the libraries at UCL and Senate House in central London, where I also did … Continue reading

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A most peculiar year

As 2020 draws to an end, it seems an appropriate time, to look back on the last year, which was nothing less than extraordinary. Next week we have a VIP guest post; and then MusiCB3, along with its team of … Continue reading

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Open all hours

It’s been a strange month for everyone. For the Music Collections teams at the UL and the Pendlebury, in common with librarians across Cambridge, we’ve had to get used to new ways of working. Most of us have been working … Continue reading

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IAML Board@Cambridge

  The IAML Board spent their leap year day in Cambridge for the mid-year Board meeting. Where better to shelter from blustery winds and torrential rains than at the Pendlebury Library?

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Hunting for dragons, cam(e)ls, and musical lions in Krakow

I’ve just returned from a delightful fortnight in Krakow, part business, part holiday. The business part, thanks to Cambridge University Library, and the Music Libraries Trust, was spent at IAML (pronounced Yam-Ull)’s annual congress. Having been involved with IAML (UK … Continue reading

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A (insert collective noun here) of music librarians

I spent part of the Easter holidays in beautiful Edinburgh attending the annual IAML (pronounced Yam-ull, rhymes with camel) Annual Study Weekend. The UK and Ireland branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (Archives and … Continue reading

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Libraries past and future

As I near the end of my six months working here, it seems that the time since I started last January has vanished all too quickly. The maze of shelves, stacks, hidden corridors and collections that the UL and the … Continue reading

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Music Research in the Digital Age: IAML/IMS conference

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to be able to attend the joint international conference of IAML/IMS (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres/International Musicological Society) which was held at the Juilliard School at the Lincoln Center, … Continue reading

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Musings on music resources

Once upon a time, when there were no online library catalogues or online library resources, music students and researchers would go to the library and browse through card catalogues and many printed reference works to find the answer to what … Continue reading

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Meet…Kate Crane

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? When I was a child I visited the local public library with my parents pretty much every week – I would happily wander around it for hours, and always came back home … Continue reading

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