Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Today feels like a good day to teleport!

Or just a good day in general really!

The music section in our library is fairly small, but in the basement there is quite a bit of uncatalogued, unclassified sheet music. Sooooo, guess what my project is? It's great for me, I get to put my music degree to good use and is good practice in case I end up working in a music library one day! I made a start on it today. I was working on vocal music, most of which was printed in the late 1800s/early 1900s. It was a bit of a mixed bag, some a bit mouldy, some falling apart, and then there was some vocal and piano music by Saint-Saƫns with a beautiful green and gold title page, and a book of Mendelssohn songs with red and cream marbled flyleaves, that I opened and went "ooooh!" I like working with pretty things ^^

Today was also a good day for Ned Potter, the slide deck I embedded yesterday has rocketed into existence with a bang! You can read about what's happened in the last 24 hours here.

Hope you all had a good Tuesday too :)

Edited as in my enthusiasm for pretty music I had written a paragraph that was basically one long rambling sentence...


  1. Another librarian with a music degree? We're everywhere! We had a wee conflab about this recently over here: http://maedchenimmond.blogspot.com/2010/10/library-roots-and-route.html#comments

  2. Excellent :] Charlotte Byrne (the trainee at Christ's) is another! I guess if you don't go into performing or teaching you're left with a lot of...shall we be kind and call them transferable skills?

  3. Yes - transferable skills :) And I wonder if those who don't want to teach unconsciously seek what they feel is going to be a quiet (ha ha) environment in which to work.