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2B or not 2B

Now that the nkoda  project is into the building phase, the massive task of creating a digital library like no other has well and truly begun. I had hoped to be more regular with my musings here about the process, … Continue reading

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nkoda starts now

My appointment as Director of Music for the nkoda digital sheet music streaming service was announced today (click here to view the press release) and this marks a really amazing new opportunity for me to participate in this new age of music publishing. … Continue reading

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Changes are coming!

Sorry for the lack of posts in recent times…a broken website combined with a severe lack of time has made it difficult to post anything substantial. But stay tuned!   There will be an exciting announcement later this week that will … Continue reading

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Making UICs FLY!

The changeover to the UIC has many advantages for HLMSW users and their customers but there is a compromise in speed. The old HLMSW system for managing stock was very efficient because the entire stock record was saved in a single slot … Continue reading

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Daniels’ Legacy

At the recent MOLA annual conference in San Diego, I had the unique honour to be seated next to David (Dave) Daniels.  This is a name that any orchestral librarian will know well because his publications are an essential reference in … Continue reading

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BTMI in the USA

Peter Grimshaw will be attending the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association 35th Annual Conference hosted by San Diego Symphony in May.  During the conference, he will be presenting session to help users get the most out of Zinfonia, and he will … Continue reading

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A Polish First

PWM Edition recently completed the massive project to convert the instrumentation of their entire rental catalogue into the Universal Instrumentation Code format, and is the first publisher to do so. The real power of the UIC (particularly in searching) can only … Continue reading

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BTMI and nkoda at Frankfurt

The BTMI team will be attending the Frankfurt Musikmesse again this year (April 5-8, 2017), but this time our presence will be complimented by the team from nkoda. For the uninitiated, nkoda is bringing to market a digital sheet music streaming … Continue reading

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Automated Performance Exports

Version 8 of HLMSW introduced a number of new features, with one most requested being an easier/better way to share HLMSW performance data with external systems like website performance calendars and for collection societies.  While you can create lists with browses … Continue reading

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UIC Errata Handling

The UIC is growing little by little every day, and one of the most complicated parts of the database maintenance regime is to fulfil the underlying concept that every instrument should only have one UIC. To give you a glimpse of the … Continue reading

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