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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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Work Tags

A new feature of HLMSW coming in the next release tackles the problem surrounding the extended use of HLMSW to manage much more than just hire/rental material. With HLMSW version 8.0.6.0 or later you now have the ability to quickly … Continue reading

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Important HLMSW v8 Update

A new and important update to HLMSW (Build 8.0.5.12)  has been release today. This version addresses some issues related to email creation and sending particularly with extended characters and some email attachments being ignored by some mail servers (particularly Outlook/Exchange). … Continue reading

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Fennica Gehrman and Zinfonia

Finnish publisher Fennica Gehrman recently released a new-look responsive website which showcases some of the possibilities of embedding Zinfonia searches to provide up to date information for their catalogues. All of the Works for Hire links for every composer is drawn directly … Continue reading

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