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19
November
2013

Wagner fever hits Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, or visiting soon, you’ll no doubt have caught a taste of the Wagner fever that is gripping the city with the production of Ring Cycle, a production that runs for a staggering 15 hours over four operas at the State Theatre in the Melbourne Arts CentreThe Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University of Melbourne is also presenting an exhibition, "Becoming Wagnerites: Richard Wagner and Australia," curated by Dr. Jennifer Hill.

Topics to be covered include Wagner in Australia, Wagner and Anti-Semitism, Wagner in the Theatre, and the ‘Wagner Industry’, and others.

- See more at: http://wagnerandus.com.au/#sthash.fsyrFEUl.dpuf
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 5–8 DECEMBER 2013
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 5–8 DECEMBER 2013

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01
October
2013

New collections, new faces

What's been happening our libraries in 2013

As our conference is fast approaching our institutional members have been sending in their reports for our AGM. This gave us a useful opportunity to provide a summary of what's new in our libraries in 2013 as well as updating you on some staffing changes.

New collections, donations, and acquisitions

Sitsky Russian Music Collection, National Library of Australia
Containing manuscript music and personal papers

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09
September
2013

Getting to know the score : basic music reference and cataloguing for non specialists

Launching in 2014

In 2014 IAML Australia will be offering training aimed at public library staff and other non specialists who may as part of a wider role, find themselves working with music collections, answering music enquiries and cataloguing music materials across a range of genres and styles.

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14
August
2013

Employment opportunity - Project Officer - New Music Archive - State Library of Western Australia

The State Library of Western Australia is currently advertising a part-time (60 hours per fortnight, 0.8 FTE) vacancy, until 3 April 2016, with possibility of extension and/or permanency, with the selection process giving applicants consideration for further similar positions which may arise.

 

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07
August
2013

Employment opportunity - Liaison Librarian, Music, University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is currently advertising a part-time (.6) position for a Liaison Librarian, music.

Applications close August 15th.

Salary: $70,654 - $76,479 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

 

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28
March
2013

NLA releases Forte app

Congratulations to the National Library on the recently released “Forte” app! The app gives immediate access to the Library’s digitised collection of music manuscripts.

Sheet music in the NLA's Forte app

The design is user-friendly -  dates are displayed on the left-hand side in clickable decade ranges (1800-1970), and a title index (A-Z) is clickable on the right. A ‘Composers’ tab, placed in an obvious spot, lists composers alphabetically by family name. Each item shows as a thumbnail icon with text of title below. Selecting an item to view is very easy, with page turning requiring a simple swipe, sliding across.

The manuscripts are very clearly readable, and show all the expected idiosyncracies of old material (tears, stains, etc.) – all of which makes using this app a very rewarding and pleasurable experience!

Take a look at the video and download the app for your iPad from the appstore.

Denise Tobin
Elder Music Librarian,
Elder Music Library,
The University of Adelaide. 5005
Phone: + 61 8 8313 3687

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