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Title: Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Members, Books, Events
Contributors: Kotin, Joshua
Koeser, Rebecca Sutton
Adair, Carl
Aiyer, Priyanka
Alagappan, Serena
Allen, Paige
Bauer, Jean
Browne, Oliver J.
Budak, Nick
Calver, Harriet
Chiossi, Robert
Chow, Jin Yun
Coles, Iliyah
Davis, Ian
Doroudian, Gissoo
Engel, Currie
Gautreau, Violet
Gjaja, Alex
Green, Elspeth
Hart, Isaac
Hicks, Benjamin
Himmelfarb, Samuel
Joelson, Madeleine E.
Karmanov, Fedor
Kelly, Carolyn
Krolewski, Sara
Li, Xinyi
Maag, Ellie
Macksey, Elizabeth
Mahoney, Cate
Mancino, Francesca
McCarthy, Jesse D.
Naydan, Mary
Patch, Yvonne
Root, Sally
Ruehl, Isabel
Thode, Sylvie
Vandermel, Katherine
VanSant, Camey
Wulfman, Clifford E.
Keywords: Beach, Sylvia—Archives
Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France)—History—Sources
Libraries—France—Paris—History—20th century—Sources
Expatriate authors—France—Paris—Books and reading—History—20th century—Sources
Paris (France)—Intellectual life—20th century—Sources
Library patrons
Library collections
Library circulation and loans
Library subscriptions
Issue Date: Jan-2022
Publisher: Princeton University
Abstract: The Shakespeare and Company Project makes three datasets available to download in CSV and JSON formats. The datasets provide information about lending library members; the books that circulated in the lending library; and lending library events, including borrows, purchases, memberships, and renewals. The datasets may be used individually or in combination site URLs are consistent identifiers across all three.
Description: All data is related to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and lending library opened and operated by Sylvia Beach in Paris, 1919–1962. For version 1.2 of the Shakespeare and Company Project datasets, we made a series of significant additions and refinements. For the members dataset, we added 162 addresses and 126 VIAF numbers; we also decreased the total number of members from 5,601 to 5,235 by matching previously unmatched accounts. For the books dataset, we added two books and 1,957 eBook links. We also reduced the books labeled “uncertain” from 568 to 475. For the events dataset, we added 492 events, including 60 reimbursements from a new logbook source and 300 reimbursements from the address books. We also renamed an event type and subscription category, added three new subscription categories, and fully footnoted all events. In all three datasets, we corrected mistakes and added missing dates. For more specific information, see change logs included with the individual datasets.
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