Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Events

Kotin, Joshua; Koeser, Rebecca Sutton; Adair, Carl; Alagappan, Serena; Bauer, Jean; Browne, Oliver J.; Budak, Nick; Calver, Harriet; Chow, Jin; Davis, Ian; Doroudian, Gissoo; Engel, Currie; Green, Elspeth; Hicks, Benjamin; Joelson, Madeleine E.; Kelly, Carolyn; Krolewski, Sara; Li, Xinyi; Maag, Ellie; Mahoney, Cate; McCarthy, Jesse D.; Naydan, Mary; Ruehl, Isabel; Thode, Sylvie; VanSant, Camey; Wulfman, Clifford E.
Issue date: July 2020
Cite as:
Kotin, Joshua, Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Adair, Carl, Alagappan, Serena, Bauer, Jean, Browne, Oliver J., Budak, Nick, Calver, Harriet, Chow, Jin, Davis, Ian, Doroudian, Gissoo, Engel, Currie, Green, Elspeth, Hicks, Benjamin, Joelson, Madeleine E., Kelly, Carolyn, Krolewski, Sara, Li, Xinyi, Maag, Ellie, Mahoney, Cate, McCarthy, Jesse D., Naydan, Mary, Ruehl, Isabel, Thode, Sylvie, VanSant, Camey, & Wulfman, Clifford E. (2020). Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Events [Data set].
  author      = {Kotin, Joshua and
                Koeser, Rebecca Sutton and
                Adair, Carl and
                Alagappan, Serena and
                Bauer, Jean and
                Browne, Oliver J. and
                Budak, Nick and
                Calver, Harriet and
                Chow, Jin and
                Davis, Ian and
                Doroudian, Gissoo and
                Engel, Currie and
                Green, Elspeth and
                Hicks, Benjamin and
                Joelson, Madeleine E. and
                Kelly, Carolyn and
                Krolewski, Sara and
                Li, Xinyi and
                Maag, Ellie and
                Mahoney, Cate and
                McCarthy, Jesse D. and
                Naydan, Mary and
                Ruehl, Isabel and
                Thode, Sylvie and
                VanSant, Camey and
                Wulfman, Clifford E.},
  title       = {{Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset:
                 Lending Library Events}},
  year        = 2020,
  url         = {}

The events dataset includes information about approximately 33,700 lending library events including membership activities such as subscriptions, renewals and reimbursements and book-related activities such as borrowing and purchasing. For events related to lending library cards that are available as digital surrogates, IIIF links are provided.

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All data is related to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and lending library opened and operated by Sylvia Beach in Paris, 1919–1962.

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# Filename Description Filesize
1 SCoData_events_v1_2020-07_README.txt Overview of the dataset, including list of fields 6.94 KB
2 SCoData_events_v1_2020-07.csv Data in CSV format 17 MB
3 SCoData_events_v1_2020-07.json Data in JSON format 30 MB
4 SCoData_events_v1_2020-07_datapackage.json Frictionless data schema describing the CSV file 5.05 KB