Library Staff Directory

Manton, Jonathan

Jonathan Manton

Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services
Music Library

Jonathan Manton is Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services at the Gilmore Music Library at Yale University. In this role he oversees and manages the library’s Circulation Services, including course reserves and resource sharing, as well as wide range of Digital Services, including E Resources, digitization projects, digital preservation and digital access initiatives. He also oversees archival arrangement and description projects and practices for the library. Before joining Yale, Jonathan was Sound Archives Librarian at Stanford University's Archive of Recorded Sound and, before that, Technical Support Officer for the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project at the Britten-Pears Foundation in the United Kingdom.

Jonathan received his MSc 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. Jonathan also gained certification as a Digital Archives Specialist by the Society of American Archivists in 2017. He currently serves as the Chair of the Emerging Technologies and Services Committee for the Music Library Association in the USA and is also the Chair of the AV Subject Section for IAML. He has published articles in both Brio (International Association of Music Libraries, UK) and Notes (Music Library Association, USA) respectively.


International Association of Music Libraries
Music Library Association
New England Chapter, Music Library Association

  • "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.