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Jonathan Manton

Sound Archives Librarian
Jonathan Manton


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Jonathan's role in the library

As Sound Archives Librarian for Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, I am principally responsible for creating access to the Archive's vast collection. This is done through the creation of detailed finding aids, catalog records, and various online digital projects along with digitization of collection materials for both patron access and preservation purposes. I am also responsible for Public Services at the Archive. 

Topic Guides by Jonathan

Guide Last Updated Subject tag
Sound recordings 2015-05-30 Music, Sound recordings

Professional activities

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Music Library Association (MLA)

International Association of Music Libraries (IAML)

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

Selected publications

“Studying Britten: The current landscape of published Britten scholarship”, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 70, no. 2 (December 2013): 229-241.

“ ‘Some Quite Nice Little Tunes’: An Overview of the Preparation and Recording of ‘Incipits’ for the Britten Thematic Catalogue”, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 67, no. 2 (December 2010): 249-62.

“Documenting Young Britten: An Overview of the Cataloguing and Technical Solutions Developed During the First Phase of the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project”, Brio 46, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2009): 25-36.

More about Jonathan

Originally from St. Albans, England, I moved to the USA in 2009. Before coming to Stanford I was Technical Support Officer for the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project, a forthcoming digital humanities project currently under development at the Britten-Pears Foundation that will detail all of Benjamin Britten's works online. My work for the project notably included the documentation and analysis of approximately 1150 original manuscript sources that constitute the 735 works Britten wrote between the ages of 5-18, most of which have never received any form of scholarly assessment.

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MSc, Information and Library Management, University of Northumbria, UK
MMus, Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, University of East Anglia, UK
BA (Hons), Music, University of East Anglia, UK