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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 has been 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 have two daughters and four grandchildren; after living most of their lives in Birmingham, they moved to East Sussex, where Malcolm was Vicar of the parish of St. Richard, Heathfield, now retired they live in Northiam, where he continues his bibliographic work.

For relaxation, they cruise the waterways in Frances Anne, which replaced their first narrowboat Encore! In June 2012 they were proud to be one of the thousand boats in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, a lifetime experience during which their spirits were never dampened, although their bodies certainly were.
See some boats

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
and the Music Libraries Trust

and using:


Library management software:  

large system capability

at a small system price!

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