1st Edition

Music Librarianship in the UK: Fifty Years of the British Branch of the International Association of Music Librarians

Edited By R. B. Turbet Copyright 2003

    This title was first published in 2003. The UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries was founded in 1953. This volume of specially commissioned essays celebrates the golden jubilee of branch's foundation and surveys the achievements of the last 50 years. With an emphasis on practical music librarianship, the essays examine the challenges that have faced the profession in recent years, as well as current developments in the field and the impact of modern advances in information technology.

    1: Fifty years of IAML(UK); 2: ‘Shrouded in mystery’: the development of music provision in public libraries in Great Britain, 1850–1950; 3: Music information skills at the University of Reading; 4: ‘The turning wheel’: training for music librarianship over 50 years; 5: Musaurus and MusBib; 6: ‘The most intricate bibliographical enigma’: understanding George Thomson (1757–1851) and his collections of national airs; 7: Con Brio : a history of the Branch journal; 8: Making a library for IAML(UK); 9: The unique first edition of Byrd’s Gradualia in York Minster Library; 10: Information technology and music libraries; 11: Larks ascending: co-operation in music libraries – the last 50 years; 12: Cecilia: towards a map of the music resource of the UK and Ireland; 13: Greater than the sum of its parts: towards a national service for music performance material; 14: International outreach: fireworks of the 1990s?; 15: Things to come – or, ignorance is not Bliss so don’t shoot the messenger!


    R. B. Turbet