The launch of COLICO’s Music PAL (Pathways to Learning) initiative took place on 8 March in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.
Music Pal provides information, through the RASCAL database, on significant music collections in libraries and other institutions throughout Ireland and the Music PAL Access Card, available from any of the 27 participating libraries, will allow readers and researchers to consult collections that might otherwise be available to them.
The scheme was launched by novelist Deirdre Purcell who hosts All ABout Music on Lyric FM. Deirdre made gentle fun of librarians’ attachment to acronyms and demonstrated her considerable creative skills in weaving a story which managed to incorporate all of the many acronyms associated with the Music PAL. She gave a warm welcome to the scheme and congratulated all the participants.