I gave a presentation at the IAML (International Association of Music Libraries) conference in Antwerp last week. It was about the research project I’m currently seconded to on a part-time basis. All went well, and I’ve since been asked to prepare my talk as an article for Brio – that’s the professional music librarianship journal for UK and Irish music librarians. Editing it is easy enough to do, as I had written out the talk in full; mind you, I generally prefer not to do this, as it stifles spontaneity. (It’s like riding a bike with stabilisers, or riding it without them. If the stabilisers are there, you try telling me a child won’t use them!!)
But I also need to work on the talk I gave to the Musica Scotica conference in Aberdeen at the end of April. There’s the possibility of submitting it with a view to publication – I can’t let that opportunity go by me! Again, it was about an aspect of our Bass Culture research, but was on a particular area of interest to me, and very different from the IAML talk.
Not only, but also … two of the Bass Culture team are speaking at a conference in Newcastle in the autumn. I need to write mine from scratch, but I really must get these other pieces out of the way first!