Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Events

Kotin, Joshua; ORCID logo 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.
Issue date: January 2022
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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. (2022). Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Events [Data set]. Princeton University.
  author      = {Kotin, Joshua and
                Koeser, Rebecca Sutton and
                Adair, Carl and
                Aiyer, Priyanka and
                Alagappan, Serena and
                Allen, Paige and
                Bauer, Jean and
                Browne, Oliver J. and
                Budak, Nick and
                Calver, Harriet and
                Chiossi, Robert and
                Chow, Jin Yun and
                Coles, Iliyah and
                Davis, Ian and
                Doroudian, Gissoo and
                Engel, Currie and
                Gautreau, Violet and
                Gjaja, Alex and
                Green, Elspeth and
                Hart, Isaac and
                Hicks, Benjamin and
                Himmelfarb, Samuel and
                Joelson, Madeleine E. and
                Karmanov, Fedor and
                Kelly, Carolyn and
                Krolewski, Sara and
                Li, Xinyi and
                Maag, Ellie and
                Macksey, Elizabeth and
                Mahoney, Cate and
                Mancino, Francesca and
                McCarthy, Jesse D. and
                Naydan, Mary and
                Patch, Yvonne and
                Root, Sally and
                Ruehl, Isabel and
                Thode, Sylvie and
                Vandermel, Katherine and
                VanSant, Camey and
                Wulfman, Clifford E.},
  title       = {{Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset:
                 Lending Library Events}},
  publisher   = {{Princeton University}},
  year        = 2022,
  url         = {}

The Shakespeare and Company Project: Lending Library Events dataset includes information about approximately 35,000 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. Version 1.2 adds 492 events, corrects errors, supplies missing dates and footnotes, and revises two fields. The event type “Separate Deposit” has been renamed “Separate Payment.” The subscription category “Professor” has been renamed “Professor / Teacher,” and three new subscription categories have been added: “Day by Day,” “Free,” and “Reading Room.” See ScoData_events_v1.2_changelog.txt for more information.

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