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 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.
Current projects include:
the UK national union catalogue of
music performance sets in libraries.
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