Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 22 August 2008

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Scotland

New Report Launched this week by Napier University - Intangible Cultural Heritage in Scotland: the Way Forward You can read this report in the Whittaker Library at RSAMD.

Knuston Hall - music courses in Northamptonshire

Whittaker has just received the latest brochure from Knuston Hall. This adult education centre offers year-round courses and events in:
  • music,
  • arts and crafts,
  • languages,
  • personal development,
  • computing and IT ...

Any staff/ students with adult music pupils might well find something to interest them here.

SIBMAS: Capturing the Essence of Performance

SIBMAS 2008 - RSAMD, Glasgow 25-29 August
Capturing the essence of performance: the challenges of intangible heritage.
RSAMD hosted a big international conference last week - the organisation was SIBMAS, the international association for libraries and museums of the performing arts. SIBMAS meets every 2 years for an international conference, and it was an honour that RSAMD, Glasgow hosted it this year.
Organised with flair and precision by Alan Jones - who is the SIBMAS Vice-President and our own Drama Librarian - the whole week went fantastically well. Crowds of happy faces bore witness to that. Alan - the applause at the end was well-deserved!
Conference website - click here

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Monday, 11 August 2008

Research is cool You knew that, really. If you're contemplating or starting research, or if you're fairly new in your research path, then will be just what you need. They're not kidding you - here's how the site describes itself:-
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The helpful people at have posted an article about relocating for work. Read it here.