International Bibliography of Discographies

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The International Bibliography of Discographies (IBD) is a searchable e-resource containing entries for current and historical works of discography. The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography. In the database you will find label, artist, genre and national discographies in multiple languages and formats (books, articles, CD-ROMs, PDFs, websites & databases). We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress. Each entry in the IBD corresponds to one work of discography, whether originally a print journal article or a large online database.

In addition to discographies, we have chosen to incorporate two other types of sources into the database, given their value for record research:

  • record company catalogs
  • periodicals known to include discographies

The brief display for each entry includes title, author, publication date and a note about the work’s availability (or a link to a fully digitized version). Brief entries link to more detailed information and an annotation for each item. To assist researchers, we have created a Digital Discography Collection at the Internet Archive to host discographies that contributors or members of our team have digitized as part of the project. When an entry has a corresponding digital version in this collection, it will have the following logo:

Key to entries:

  Discographies            Record company catalogs             Periodicals

Submit entries to the IBD using the form on our home page. New entries will be reviewed by our editorial team & posted within two weeks.

*The IBD was created in 2017 by the Discography Committee of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). It is now a collaborative project with individual and institutional contributors around the world. Our work has been supported by IASA, Harvard University and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (DKRVO 2018/47, National Museum, 00023272).

Number of records in the database: 1184
  • All types
  • discography
  • periodical
  • record catalog
Title Author(s) Publication Year Availability/Digital version
\".... im Stande, jedes Quantum sofort zu liefern\". Die Lyrophonwerke Adolf Lieban, Teil 1 (1899-1906) Gunrem, Michael , Lotz, Rainer E. , Puille, Stephan 2009Not Available [Out of print]
".... im Stande, jedes Quantum sofort zu liefern". Die Lyrophonwerke Adolf Lieban, Teil 2 (1907-1915) Gunrem, Michael , Lotz, Rainer E. 2010Not Available [Out of print]
1929-1930 Numerical Catalogue of Columbia Ten and Twelve-Inch Double-Disc Domestic Series x1929Not Available
1957-58 Catalogue of Decca London Vogue Microgroove and Standard Records xJune 1957Not Available
4 in 1 Thomas, MichaelLast updated: July 03,
78 Quarterly 1967-2005
78 rpm records of acting in Qajar era Mansour, AmirSeptember,
78 RPM: A magazine for collectors of vocal & instrumental 78's. No. 1 (1968) - no. 8 (1969)?
78-Odeon label Aagaard, René?2016?
8th Day Discography Hughes, 
A British discography of wildlife sound Boswall, Jeffery1969Available at the British Library
A catalogue of Sterling cylinder records Carter, Sydney , Andrews, Frank, Watts, Leonard L.1975Not Available
A Catalogue of Tape and Gramophone Records of Australasian Region Bird Sound Boswall, Jeffery1965Available at the British Library
A Complete Discography of the Flonzaley Quartet Samuels,
A complete list of Persian Polyphon records 1927/1928 Mansour, AmirSeptember,
A Discography of 78 RPM Era Recordings of the Horn: Solo and Chamber Literature with Commentary McBeth, Amy 1997Available for Purchase
A discography of amphibian sounds Kettle, Ron, Boswall, Jeffery1981Available at the British Library
A Discography of Bird Sound from the Antarctic Boswall, Jeffery, Prytherch, Robin J.1969Available at the British Library
A discography of bird sound from the Ethiopian zoogeographical region Boswall, Jeffery, Kettle, Ron1975Available at the British Library
A discography of bird sound from the Ethiopian zoogeographical region Boswall, Jeffery, North, Myles E. W.1967Available at the British Library