• Twitter account: @ClaimedStatHall
  • Facebook page for latest research into Glasgow Music Publishers 1880-1950
  • Facebook page for Stationers Hall research: https://www.facebook.com/ClaimedStatHall/
  • Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/karenm6539/claimed-from-stationers-hall/
  • The AHRC-funded Claimed From Stationers Hall music research network has a JiscMail Discussion List.  JiscMail offers the facility to set up discussion lists about education or research interests on a particular topic, carried out by email.  Correspondents generally have some connection with higher education, but this is not compulsory.  We’ve set up a list for sharing information about research interests in the historic British legal deposit music registered at Stationers Hall, and our groupname is MUSIC-FROM-STATIONERS-HALL.   The list is also a way of sharing Claimed From Stationers Hall newsletters and other updates from time to time.How to subscribe?  Basically, there are two ways of subscribing:-
    1.  You can use this link: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=MUSIC-FROM-STATIONERS-HALL&A=1 New subscribers can complete their details to join the list.
    2. Subscribers can also join the list by sending an email to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk as follows:-

      Subject: Subscribe Message: SUBSCRIBE MUSIC-FROM-STATIONERS-HALL Firstname Lastname

      You should receive a confirmation email; if it doesn’t pop up in your inbox, it may be worth checking “junk” or other filter folders.  You then need to confirm the Jisc confirmation, quite promptly (otherwise they assume you didn’t mean to subscribe)!  Please get in touch if you have any problems.


    1. You’ll find instructions at the FAQ for Subscribers page: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/help/subscribers/faq.html.
    2. What is JiscMail?  Visit http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/about/whatisjiscmail.html
    3. Can I use institutional access?  Certainly.  If you’re in a British HE institution, you can use institutional access (Shibboleth), as you would with most electronic resources.
    4. Are there any rules?  The JiscMail Service Policy document, http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ describes the way in which Jisc expects the service to be used, by list owners and subscribers.


British Library Digital Scholarship Collection guides to Datasets about the collections; Datasets for content mining; Datasets for image analysis; and UK web archive

British Library Digital Scholarship blog – upcoming events, projects, collaborations, open collections etc http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/

British Library Big Data History of Music Project.  Files available for download at http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/download.html#csvmusic

  • 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 http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/music/2014/04/a-big-data-history-of-music.htm

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 https://www.routledge.com/Music-Entries-at-Stationers-Hall-17101818-from-lists-prepared-for/Kassler/p/book/9780754634584

Lambeth Palace Library’s Sion College Library Provenance Project:- https://sionprovenance.wordpress.com/

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 […] ” http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-products/product/literary-print-culture/


  • 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 arts-rnsn@glasgow.ac.uk)
  • Sound Heritage (based at University of Southampton; also networks in Ireland and Australia)


This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing, just details of some interesting conferences which touch upon themes relating to the Stationers’ Hall project.


Clare Gleeson, Doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, is researching owner-bound volumes in New Zealand from 1840-1940: Exploring New Zealand’s Musical History.  This intersects with my interest in collections generally, if not in the institutional legal deposit collections that are my present focus.