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Career summary

Malcolm studied at Southampton University, gaining a BA in Music and English Literature

in 1966, and later a Diploma in Librarianship, followed by a Diploma in Theology from Birmingham University

He joined Birmingham Libraries, and in 1970 was made Head of Music Services. After early retirement in 1995, he became a consultant, specialising in IT and music bibliography.

Malcolm was active in IAML(UK & Irl), the International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Ireland Branch), all his working life; he is a Past President and an Honorary Member.

In 2002 he won the Tony Kent Strix Award

of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for "his lifetime contribution to the advancement of information science through his work on the bibliographic control of music materials."

Malcolm and Frances

Malcolm is married to Frances; they have two daughters and a granddaughter and three grandsons. After living most of their lives in Birmingham, they moved to East Sussex, where Malcolm has retired after seven years as Vicar of the parish of St. Richard, Heathfield, and now live in Northiam, where he continues his bibliographic work.

To relax, they cruise the canals and rivers in Frances Anne; in June 2012 they were proud to be among the 1000 boats in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, an experience during which spirits were never dampened, although bodies were!

Current projects include:  


the UK national union catalogue of

music performance sets in libraries.

A project of IAML(UK & Irl) supported by the British Library Cooperation and Partnership using:


Library management software:  

large system capability

at a small system price!

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