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Jonathan's role in the library
As Sound Archives Librarian for Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, Jonathan is principally responsible for creating access to the Archive's vast collection of over 400000 sound and video recordings. 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. Jonathan is also responsible for Public Services at the Archive.
Topic Guides by Jonathan
2015: Music Library Association (MLA) Best of Chapters award
2015 - present: Archives and Special Collections Committee, Music Library Association (MLA)
2014 - present: Review Editor for the Open Access journal - Frontiers in Digital Musicology
2014 - present: Emerging Technologies and Services Committee, Music Library Association (MLA)
2013 - present: Website Committee, Music Library Association California Chapter (MLACC)
2012: Secretary / Treasurer, New England Music Library Association (NEMLA)
2011-2012: Technical Services Committee, New England Music Library Association (NEMLA)
Feb 2015: “The Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls.” Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Feb 2015: Presentation on Stanford's new online duplication request method. S is for Services: ETSC Explores Emerging Services in Music Libraries. Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
Oct 2014: “Sounds of Stanford and the Bay Area: embedding the Stanford Digital Repository into teaching and learning.” Music Library Association California Chapter Meeting, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Oct 2013: “Studying Britten: the current landscape of published Britten scholarship.” Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium, Illinois State University, IL.
Jul 2012: “ ‘Some Quite Nice Little Tunes’ : Investigating Britten’s Juvenilia.” 2012 North American British Music Studies Association Biennial Conference, University of Illinois, IL
Jul 2012: “The Britten Thematic Catalogue.” Poster Session, International Association Libraries Annual Meeting, Montreal,
Apr 2012: “The Britten Thematic Catalogue.” Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Dec 2011: “ ‘Many Thanks for the Long Weekend’: Britten in America 1939-1942.” Boston Athenaeum 2011-2012 lecture series, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA.
Feb 2011: “The Britten Thematic Catalogue.” Poster Session, Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
Music Library Association (MLA)
International Association of Music Libraries (IAML)
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
“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
Before coming to Stanford Jonathan was Technical Support Officer for the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project, a forthcoming digital project currently under development at the Britten-Pears Foundation that will detail all of Benjamin Britten's works online. His 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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