International Bibliography of Discographies

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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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and collectors one resource for finding information about published discographies, and also, when available, unpublished work in progress.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.

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.

Entries with digital copies at the Internet Archive show this logo:

Click here for more information on the project, including: 1) directions on how to contribute new entries to the IBD, or submit digital versions to the team; 2) a link to the Internet Archive collection; and 3) a collaborative spreadsheet of periodicals relating to discography. 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).

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Title Author(s) Publication Yearsort descending Availability/Digital version
Parlophone Odeon Series Andrews, Frank; Smith, Michael; -
New Jersey Phonograph Company 1892 Catalog 1892
United States Phonograph Company Catalog 1894 1894
Ohio Phonograph Company Catalog 1894 1894
Gramophone Record Catalogue x 1899
Pathé Catalogue des cylindres enregistrés x 1900
List of Edison records: echo all over the world, made at the Edison Laboratory. x 1900
Uplný seznam dvoustranných grammofonových a zonofonových desek X 1908
Odeon Records Orange Label Catalog x 1916
Répertoire des disques Pathé, 1916-1917 x 1917
Victor Records 1923 1922
New Victor Orthophonic Records 1926
Vocalion Records Catalogue, 1926 x 1926
Répertoire des disques Pathé 1926
Homochord Records General Catalogue x 1926
Disques Pathé à saphir inusable 1927
Catalogue Général des Disques La Voix de son Maître 1931
Hot Discography Delaunay, Charles; Panassié, Hugues & Lucienne; Bernard, Henri 1936
Rhythm on Record: Who’s Who and Register of Recorded Dance Music, 1906/1936 Schelman, Hilton 1936
Catalog of Victor Records 1938
Catalogue des Disques Gramophone La Voix de son Maître 1938
Complete Catalog of Victor Records for 1939-1940 1939
Victor and Bluebird Popular Record Catalog 1942
Hot Discography 1943 Delaunay, Charles 1943
Swing Discographie Schwaninger, A.; Gurwitsch, A.; 1945
Dansk Jazz Discography Moller, Borge J. C. 1945
RCA Victor 1948 Record Catalog 1947
New Catalogue of Historical Records, 1898-1908/09 Bauer, Robert 1947
New Hot Discography Delaunay, Charles 1948
Australian Discography Mitchell, Jack 1950
Die GJC-Disco Lange, Horst H. 1951
The RCA Victor Request Catalog 1951
Die GJC-Disco, 1. Nachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1951
Die GJC-Disco, 1. Hauptnachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1952
Die GJC-Disco, 2. Nachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1952
Svensk Jazz Diskografi Nicolausson, Harry 1953
Dischi Fonotipia Bennett, J.R. 1953
American folksongs of protest Greenway, John 1953
The RCA Victor Personal Music Service Catalog 1956
Cylinder Records Deakins, Duane 1958
Edison Standard Index Deakins, Duane 1959
Edison Blue Amberol Index Deakins, Duane 1960
Indestructible Records Index Deakins, Duane 1960
Va?clav Talich a gramofonova deska S?eda, Jaroslav; Svoboda, Otakar 1960
U.S. Everlasting Index Deakins, Duane 1961
Foreign languages on records - Jugoton 1963
Vertical-cut cylinders and discs Girard, Victor James ; Barnes, Harold Melzar 1964
Medieval and Renaissance music on long-playing records Coover, James; Colvig, Richard; 1964
A Catalogue of Tape and Gramophone Records of Australasian Region Bird Sound Boswall, Jeffery 1965