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Training  ASW 2008

Annual Study Weekend 2008 (11th–14th April)

IAML(UK & Irl) will hold its 2008 Annual Study Weekend from 11th to 14th April at the University of Kent, Canterbury campus.

Without question, our ASW provides an essential tool to recharge our professional batteries, updating awareness and as a result, enabling us to continue delivering top quality library and information services to our users. It also provides an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues both within the formal programme and socially offering a level of communication and understanding that transcends that achievable by phone or email.

On Friday evening after a welcome by IAML(UK & Irl) President, Liz Hart we have what promises to be an enlightening session from CILIP Past-President, Ian Snowley. How does one follow a year as CILIP President? Talk to IAML of course!

Saturday morning will provide our much–valued Information Forum providing cutting–edge current awareness on the many projects and developments in music libraries and related fields in the UK, Ireland and beyond, including the chance to catch up with old friends such as Cecilia, Encore!, the three "R"s and copyright as well as some of the white–hot topics, such as RDA.

The afternoon will offer delegates the opportunity to visit a unique world–class cathedral and other local attractions.

Professor Paul Banks of the Royal College of Music, rounds off Saturday with a presentation on Mahler and his relationship with his publishers.

On Sunday morning our suite of seminar sessions this year will cover current practice in web–based music resources and an update on the CHARM project covering performance research through recordings.

After lunch comes the Branch AGM followed by the presentation of the Oldman and Bryant Prizes and the afternoon ends with a talk to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams given by biographer and writer, James Day.

The Annual Dinner will take place this year off site. (As always, no particular dress-code but a tendency towards formal).

The Monday morning sessions will continue with the theme of home–grown musical culture with sessions on the BBC's role as a promoter of British music given by Dr Jennifer Doctor followed by Peter Linnitt's presentation on the Proms and the BBC Music Library.

A detailed programme with timings can be found here.

Travel details and further information about the university and its facilities can be found here.

Please note that bookings have now closed. Paper copies of the programme and booking form will be made available on request to the Bookings Secretary.

In liaison with CILIP

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