Jonathan Manton is Sound Archives Librarian at Stanford University’s Archive of Recorded Sound. Before moving to Stanford in late 2012, Jonathan was Technical Support Officer for the Britten Thematic Catalogue Project, a forthcoming digital resource currently under development at the Britten-Pears Foundation that will detail all of the composer’s works online. His work for the project has 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, most of which have never received any form of scholarly assessment. Additionally, Jonathan was responsible for the resource’s technical realization, overseeing the continued development of the tool’s infrastructure, database solutions, and user interface; ensuring compliance with current content and usability standards; and preparing all digital content.
Jonathan received his 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. He has published articles in both Brio (International Association of Music Libraries, UK) and Notes (Music Library Association, USA) respectively and is Secretary/Treasurer for the New England Music Library Association, where he also sits on the Technical Services Committee.