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ITMA is offering a mentored placement under the FÁS WPP scheme.  Working specifically in images (all formats), this will be an opportunity for anyone with an interest in audio/visual librarianship or digital media.

The successful applicant will contribute to an ongoing project of making ITMA’s image collection digitally available to users. Participants will gain experience in the cataloguing of still & moving images; digitising; image manipulation & video editing to prepare video & images for web-publication. The candidate will gain an overall experience of the range of services & processes at work in a multimedia archive, as well as reader service skills.

Full details available via the ITMA website


Are you a IAML member or do you work for a IAML member institution? Did you attend IAML 2011 in Dublin? Feel like registering for IAML 2012 before February 15? If you answered “yes” to all 3 questions, there is a special Early Bird rate for you! The first 20 people to register for IAML 2012 in Montréal will enjoy a special low rate of $375. Register now!

As we announced at last year’s closing session, IAML members who attended Dublin 2011 have a 2-week window to take advantage of this special Early Bird rate. The higher Regular Early Bird registration opens to all on February 15, 2012. But don’t delay: this offer is valid only for the first 20 registrations or until February 14, whichever comes first.

We look forward to seeing you all in Montréal!

The IAML 2012 Montréal Organizing Committee

Users can now view online the music contained in the entire Hudleston Collection of printed guitar music in digital format. This is freely accessible via the Royal Irish Academy of Music online catalogue.


This unique resource, held in the RIAM special collections, contains over 1,000 works for guitar (both solo and chamber music) in original editions from the 19th century.


It was the private collection of Josiah Andrew Hudleston (1799 – 1865) who lived for many years in Madras and subsequently settled in Ireland in 1857. Throughout his life, Hudleston collected works for guitar composed by his contemporaries, several of whom he knew personally. This corpus of work represents a very flourishing period in the history of guitar music, featuring composers such as Giuliani, Sor and Carulli, and many other lesser known names.


You can search for material by going to our online catalogue and selecting “Hudleston Collection” from the menu of options.


We welcome any feedback from users, which can be sent to



City of Cork VEC, Laois County Council on behalf of Laois School of Music Limited and County Wicklow VEC each invites applications for the position of


A Co-ordinator will be appointed by each authority and will be responsible for managing an extensive music education programme on behalf of Music Education Partnerships in each of the three regions.

All three regions have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which is funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds. Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area.

Fixed Term Contract (Duration: 3 yrs). €40,000 – Fixed Term Salary. For further information and an application form for each position, please contact the relevant authority:

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms to relevant authority: 12.00 noon Thursday, February 2nd, 2012.

City of Cork VEC, Laois School of Music Ltd. and County Wicklow VEC are equal opportunity employers


Music Generation – U2 and Ireland Funds National Music Education Programme – Announces Second Round of Music Education Partnerships

Cork City, Laois and Wicklow to receive up to €1.7 million in funding

The programme is enabled by a €5 million donation from U2 along with a further €2 million which is currently being raised by The Ireland Funds. The donation represents the largest-ever single philanthropic gift to music education in Ireland in the history of the state. Music Generation, which is successfully underway in Louth, Mayo and Sligo, is expected to create substantial job opportunities for musicians over the next five years as well as providing access to vocal and instrumental tuition for thousands of children and young people who would otherwise not have the chance of participation.

More details on this Second Round of Music Education Partnerships here

Check the latest news from Music Generation here


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