Manton, Jonathan

Jonathan Manton

Music Librarian for Access Services
Music Library

Before joining Yale in Feb 2016, I was Sound Archives Librarian at Stanford University's Archive of Recorded Sound. Here I principally worked on creating access to an archive of nearly half a million sound recordings through arrangement and description and digital project work. Before Stanford, I was Technical Support Officer for the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project, a forthcoming online resource in development at the Britten-Pears Foundation in the United Kingdom that, once complete, will detail all of Benjamin Britten’s works online, both published and unpublished. 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.

I received my MSc (UK equivalent to an MLIS) in Information and Library Management from the School of Computing, Engineering, and Information Sciences at the University of Northumbria, UK and MMus in Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Arts from the University of East Anglia, UK.


Association for Recorded Sound Collections
International Association of Music Libraries
Music Library Association
New England Chapter, Music Library Association>Society of American Archivists

  • "Studying Britten: The current landscape of published Britten scholarship." Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 70:2 (2013): 229-41.
  • "‘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 67:2 (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 46:2 (2009): 25-36.
Skills and Services:

Audio preservation, Digital Audio Production, Digital preservation, Digital Repositories , Drupal