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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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 We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress.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
Pjesme borbe, revolucije i rodoljublja u izdanjima "Jugotona" xPresumably 1979Not Available (out-of-print)
La musique et les musiciens Croates en disques xUnknownNot Available (out-of-print)
Katalog: Ploče - Kazete x1977Not Available (out-of-print)
Katalog: Ploče - Kazete x1978Not Available (out-of-print)
Katalog gramofonskih ploca 1 x1973archive.org 
Muziekencyclopedie.nl van Beeld en Geluid x1997 - muziekencyclopedie.nl
New Victor Records July 1917 xJuly 1917Not Available
New Victor Records September 1917 xSeptember 1917Not Available
Victor Records 1923 x1922Not Available
Catalogue of Musical Phonograms for the Phonograph xJanuary 1890edison.rutgers.edu
Price List of Supplies for Phonograph F.O.B. for Edison Phonograph Works, Orange, NJ xMay 26, 1889edison.rutgers.edu
New Recordings Made by the North American Phonograph Co. xDecember 1, 1893edison.rutgers.edu
Djeco, Jugoton vam priča i pjeva... x1979archive.org 
New Jersey Phonograph Company 1892 Catalog x1892archive.org 
Ohio Phonograph Company Catalog 1894 x1894archive.org 
Price List of Musical Records, Etc. For Sale by the Louisiana Phonograph Company, Ltd. xJune 1892archive.org 
The New Jersey Phonograph Co. Catalog (mid-1891) xJune 1971archive.org 
New Victor Records November 1922 xOctober 1922Not Available
British Capitol 78 & 45 rpm Singles & EP Catalogue, 1948-1955 xJanuary 1977ebid.net
British RCA Victor Complete 78 & 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1957-1970 x1970Available for Purchase
(British) DECCA Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1954-1983 x1984Available for Purchase
(British) LONDON (American) Singles Catalogue, 1949-1982 x1983Available for Purchase
(British) CAPITOL Complete 45 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1954-1981 x1984Available for Purchase
British Directory of Popular 78/45 rpm Singles, 1950-1980, Volume 1 x1986Available for Purchase
British Directory of Popular 78/45 rpm Singles, 1950-1980, Volume 2 x1987Available for Purchase
Oriole 1950-1965 x1965Available for Purchase
(British) BELL Complete Singles, EP & LP Catalogue, 1968-1982 x1983Available for Purchase
(British) EMBER Complete Singles Catalogue, 1960-1979 + SUE Complete Singles, 1963-1968 x1980Available for Purchase
Complete List of Records Made by the North American Phonograph Co. xNovember 1, 1893archive.org 
Catalogue of Musical Records xFebruary 1892edison.rutgers.edu
United States Phonograph Company Catalog 1894 x1894digitalcollections.nypl.org
New Records for Talking Machines xNovember 1896archive.org 
American Talking Machine Company Catalog xDecember 1896archive.org 
New Jersey Phonograph Co. Advertisement October 1892 xOctober 1892archive.org 
American 78s – The Last Year xJanuary 201878rpmthelastyear.wordpress.com
PGP RTS - Katalog novih izdanja za 2006 godinu x2007Not Available
Russell Hunting: The Original Michael Casey xDecember 1896archive.org 
New Records for Talking Machines xJanuary-February 1897archive.org 
New Victor Orthophonic Records x1926Not Available
Universal Phonograph Co. Advertisement xJanuary-February 1897archive.org