Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 27 May 2013

What's in the National Library of Scotland?

Because it's an hour away by train, it's easy to forget that you can access the National Library of Scotland with all its fabulous resources.  


Do come and ask your subject librarians here, if you need guidance on accessing the NLS.

By the way, if musicians can't physically get there, the Digitised gallery for music is here:-  - offering you historic Scottish printed music.  Drama and theatre people will similarly enjoy the Scottish Screen Archive, or maybe Scottish poetry - again, in the Digital Gallery collection.

There's a YouTube video of NLS Head of Music, Almut Boehme, speaking about music in the NLS, which you might find informative – for her own statistics, she needs you to watch the whole thing for it to “count”.  This is how she introduces it:-

I am very pleased to be able to announce that an introductory video about the NLS Music Collections has gone live on YouTube.  The video gives an overview on the collections, presents our online full text music and provides a case study with live music demonstrating four different versions of a Scottish tune including its famous Haydn arrangement.

This is the link to the video:

Please note that you need to watch the full length of the video for the statistics to count.  The sound quality will partly depend on your own devices but I hope you’ll still find the video enjoyable."

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