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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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and collectors one resource for finding information about published discographies, and also, when available, unpublished work in progress.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
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, Jon1987arsc-audio.org
A complete list of Persian Polyphon records 1927/1928 Mansour, AmirSeptember, 2007oirvm.ir
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
A Discography of Bird Sound from the Nearctic Region Boswall, Jeffery, Kettle, Ron1974Available at the British Library
A discography of bird sound from the Neotropical region Boswall, Jeffery, Freeman, W.P.1974Available at the British Library
A Discography of Gospel Records 1937-1971 Hayes, Cedric J. 1973Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik, http://www.kkarchiv.de
A discography of Hindustani and Karnatic music Kinnear, Michael S.1985Available for Purchase
A Discography of Insect Sounds Kettle, Ron1984Available at the British Library
A Discography of Jack Pettis and His Orchestra Venables, R. G. V. November, 1948Not Available
A discography of Palearctic amphibian sound recordings Boswall, Jeffery1966Available at the British Library
A discography of Palearctic insect sound recordings Boswall, Jeffery1966Available at the British Library
A discography of Palearctic mammal sound recordings Boswall, Jeffery1966Available at the British Library
A Discography of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll Vocal Groups, 1945-1965 Ferlingere, Robert D. 1976Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik, http://www.kkarchiv.de
A Discography of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, circa 1946-1964 Leichter, Albert 1975Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik, http://www.kkarchiv.de
A discography of Soviet wildlife sound Boswall, Jeffery1979Available at the British Library
A Discography of the Harvard Vocarium Packard, JosephineFall-Winter 2004nrs.harvard.edu
A Discography of Ward Pinkett McCarthy, Albert J. March 1949Not Available
A Fonotipia fragmentia Andrews, Frank2002Not Available
A global discography of mammal sound Kettle, Ron, Boswall, Jeffery1977Available at the British Library
A Gregorian chant discography Weber, Jerome F.1990Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
A handbook of film, theater, and television music on record, 1948-1969 Smolian, Steven 1970Not Available (out-of-print)
A history of marketing of sound recordings in Britain,1890-1903 Andrews, Frank2012Available for Purchase
A Chronologic Jan Peerce Discography 1931-1982 Pinta, Emil R.1998archive.org