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.
Table of Contents
A note on the contributors -- Foreword /Susi Woodhouse -- Introduction /Richard Turbet -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1 Fifty years of IAML(UK) /Brian Redfern and Ruth Hellen -- 2 ‘Shrouded in mystery’: the development of music provision in public libraries in Great Britain, 1850-1950 /Malcolm Lewis -- 3 Music information skills at the University of Reading /Christopher Cipkin -- 4 ‘The turning wheel’: training for music librarianship over 50 years /Ian Ledsham -- 5 Musaurus and MusBib /Ann Harrold and Graham Lea -- 6 ‘The most intricate bibliographical enigma’ : understanding George Thomson (1757-1851) and his collections of national airs /Kirsteen McCue -- 7 Con Brio: a history of the Branch journal /Malcolm Jones -- 8 Making a library for IAML(UK) /John Wagstaff -- 9 The unique first edition of Byrd’s Gradualia in York Minster Library /Richard Turbet -- 10 Information technology and music libraries /Julie Crawley -- 11 Larks ascending: co-operation in music libraries - the last 50 years /Pamela Thompson -- 12 Cecilia: towards a map of the music resource of the UK and Ireland /Paul Andrews -- 13 Greater than the sum of its parts: towards a national service for music performance material /Malcolm Jones and John Gough -- 14 International outreach: fireworks of the 1990s? /Roger Taylor -- 15 Things to come - or, ignorance is not Bliss so don’t shoot the messenger! /Eric Cooper -- Index.
Richard Türbet is head of Arts and Humanities in Aberdeen University Library, where he is also the Music Librarian. Richard has held posts at the University of Dundee, the University of Calgary, the National Central Library and the Prison Service College. His many publications include Tudor Music: A Research and Information Guide (1994) which won the Oldman Prize.