The Cinderella of Stationers’ Hall: Music (and Metadata) in Georgian Legal Deposit Libraries

Engagement activity: External performance, talk or presentationTalk for a mainly non-academic audience (e.g. for the general public, community or industry)

Karen McAulay (Speaker), 8 Sept 2020

In Georgian times, between nine and eleven university and national libraries were entitled to claim books from British publishers under legal deposit legislation. They were also entitled to claim music, although this wasn’t universally done, and its subsequent fate varied from library to library. How it was catalogued then (or some decades later), and how it has fared in recent years, has been the subject of research by the AHRC-funded Claimed From Stationers’ Hall network of librarians and researchers.
Karen will talk about recent research into early legal deposit music, and how our catalogues themselves can be used as research tools, demonstrating how the richness or paucity of metadata can have a direct effect on the results of this research.

External organisation (Sectoral Organisation)

NameCILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom