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Award for VWML Library.

Vic Smith 27 Apr 10 - 05:22 PM
Herga Kitty 27 Apr 10 - 05:59 PM
SylviaN 27 Apr 10 - 06:01 PM
SteveMansfield 28 Apr 10 - 05:14 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 28 Apr 10 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,^&* 28 Apr 10 - 05:23 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 28 Apr 10 - 05:24 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 28 Apr 10 - 05:35 AM
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Subject: Award for VWML Library.
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 05:22 PM

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library has received the Excellence Award for Music Libraries from the International Association of Music Libraries.

The IAML describes the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in the citation:

This library is a long-established centre of excellence, holding a unique and rare collection of folk-music materials in a wide range of formats. Special collection catalogues are available online, as are the Roud Folk Song Index and the Broadside index, complementing six major manuscript collections also made available online through Heritage Lottery funding and Cecil Sharp's diaries. The library has forged effective partnerships with relevant institutions and collections, including outreach activities at eleven local primary schools and websites for children and teachers. This library targets the needs of its users and continues to update its resources and widen accessibility to its collections. It is important from many points of view, not least in its preservation of the cultural history of these islands and promoting its holdings very effectively.

http://www.iaml.info/iaml-uk-irl/awards/citations_2010.html


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 05:59 PM

And about time...? But well deserved!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: SylviaN
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 06:01 PM

Great news and, Kitty, I totally agree, it is about time the work the VWML got the recognition it deserves.


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:14 AM

Excellent and well deserved.

Exalted company as well - Birmingham Music Library, the RCN Library, and the Trinity College Library, Dublin have all got well-deserved international reputations.

Congratulations to all concerned.


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:18 AM

YEAH!!!! Bout time too. Well done :-)


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:23 AM

Some forty years ago, I used to travel once a year to Holland from Ireland, by boat/train/bus. Going through London, there always seemed to be time for a visit to the Vaughan Williams Library - I have fond memories of the place.


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:24 AM

Yes, about time ... but don't forget, it's still mainly funded by membership subscriptions. If anyone here is not a member, then please join and help to maintain and further improve the Library. www.efdss.org
Derek


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:35 AM

http://www.efdss.org/

Library
http://www.efdss.org/aboutvwml.html

Downloadable archives of RVWML
http://library.efdss.org/archives/

RVWML Online:
http://library.efdss.org/cgi-bin/home.cgi

And there's more...


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:56 AM

Three cheers to all connected with the VWML! And then tree more! They deserve it.


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: treewind
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 09:57 AM

Wot they all said. About time too!

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Award for VWML Library.
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 May 10 - 11:31 AM

Press Release from the EFDSS today
For Immediate Release
May 6 2010
Excellence Award for Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

The International Association of Music Libraries has granted the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in London their Excellence Award.

The IAML said:

"This library is a long-established centre of excellence, holding a unique and rare collection of folk-music materials in a wide range of formats. Special collection catalogues are available online, as are the Roud Folk Song Index and the Broadside index, complementing six major manuscript collections also made available online through Heritage Lottery funding and Cecil Sharp's diaries. The library has forged effective partnerships with relevant institutions and collections, including outreach activities at eleven local primary schools and websites for children and teachers. This library targets the needs of its users and continues to update its resources and widen accessibility to its collections. It is important from many points of view, not least in its preservation of the cultural history of these islands and promoting its holdings very effectively."

Other recipients of the award include Birmingham Music Library, British Library Document Supply Centre: Music Service, ExploreMusic (Gateshead Libraries), Royal College of Music Library, Trinity College Library Dublin (music collections), and Westminster Music Library.

Housed in Cecil Sharp House, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library is England's national folk music and dance archive. Its first permanent home was established with the opening of Cecil Sharp House in 1930, and Cecil Sharp's daughter Joan was the first librarian. Today the library is known as the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in honour of the eminent composer, song collector and President of the EFDSS, Ralph Vaughan Williams, who died in 1958.

VWML is a multi-media library. The collections include books, manuscripts, off-prints, pamphlets, periodicals, serials, press cuttings, broadsides, prints, paintings, line drawings, photographs, slides, artefacts, ephemera, records, reel-to-reel tapes, phonograph cylinders, videos, cine films, CDs and audio cassettes.

The bulk of the VWML's collections relate to British folk culture and elements of British based cultures in other lands, particularly North America and Ireland. Song and dance are only two facets of a rich and fascinating tapestry of traditional and customary practices which attracts wide interest, from media and arts organisations to educational and state institutions, and from private researchers to professional performers. These practices can only be understood in their social context and through comparison with other cultures. Hence, there is also a wealth of information from and about other world cultures, as well as important works on social history and folklore.

For more information on EFDSS or the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, please visit the website at www.efdss.org.


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