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British Library Big Data History of Music Project.  Files available for download at

  • BL Printed Music file in CSV is 281,582 KB; Manuscripts Music file in CSV is 665 KB; the BL Printed Music file is also available in RDF/XML format and this file is 88,070 KB. (My thanks to the BL Cataloguing Team Manager for providing this information.)
  • For more about scope of the data and the project, see blog post by Sandra Tuppen at

Michael Kassler (ed.), Music Entries at Stationers’ Hall, 1710-1818 : from lists prepared for William Hawes, D. W. Krummel and Alan Tyson, with a foreword by D. W. Krummel  (Ashgate 2004), now published in hard copy and as an e-book (cheaper) by Routledge. See

Lambeth Palace Library’s Sion College Library Provenance Project:-

Literary Print Culture (Adam Matthew Digital Products/Sage) – the collection highlights include, “Stationers’ Company Registers or Entry Book of Copies, 1554-1842: maps the origins of copyright […] ”


  • EAERN – Eighteenth-Century Arts Education Research Network (based at University of Glasgow)
  • Edinburgh Bibliographical Society – Founded in 1890 and the oldest society of its kind, the Scottish focus is particularly relevant to our studies, considering how many Georgian legal deposit libraries were north of the Border!
  • The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818: Understanding the Emergence of a Genre (based at University of Kent)
  • Romantic National Song Network (based at University of Glasgow, commencing September 2017; contact
  • Sound Heritage (based at University of Southampton; also networks in Ireland and Australia)