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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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 IBD you will find label, artist, genre and national discographies in multiple languages and formats (books, articles, CD-ROMs, PDFs, websites, databases), as well as record label catalogs. Our objective is to give researchers and collectors one resource for finding information about published discographies, and also, when available, unpublished work in progress. The IBD was created in 2017 by the Discography Committee of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), and it is now a collaborative project with individual and institutional contributors around the world. Work was supported by International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Harvard University and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (DKRVO 2018/47, National Museum, 00023272).

Each entry in the IBD corresponds to one work of discography, whether originally a print journal article or a large online database. Commercial record catalogs currently appear alongside discographies, though they will likely be moved to a separate section eventually. Each discography entry includes title, author, publication date and a note about availability (or a link to an online version) on the initial results page. The title for each entry also serves as a link to more detailed information and an annotation about each discography or catalog. We have created a Digital Discography Collection at the Internet Archive to store discographies that contributors or members of our team have digitized as part of the IBD project.

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Number of records in the database: 1184
Title Author(s) Publication Year Availability/Digital version
(British) EMBER Complete Singles Catalogue, 1960-1979 + SUE Complete Singles, 1963-1968 x1980Available for Purchase
(British) LONDON (American) Singles Catalogue, 1949-1982 x1983Available for Purchase
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