Discographies that include 78s are all over the web.Usually they are artist,in the case of classical music,or music specific,like in jazz or calypso.Here are some of the best discographical sites I have found,Better than a lot of books that are out there: http://www.cliffandshads.co.uk/ Arguably the best such site on the web. http://www.songpoemmusic.com/labels/ You can also pick and choose here: http://my.dreamwiz.com/fischer/Ring/disco-virtuosos.htm Roger "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: see end.. Some years ago, Steve Abrams sent me, on CD-R, his .C8T and .MX files...which I posted to a then-free web operation I had read about...CommunityZero. I hoped that there would be much more interest...and many more corrections...than I actually saw. After a very few months, CommunityZero became a "pay to play" operation...which ended my connection with the process. In the meantime, Ty Settlemeir has "HTML-ized" many of the "Abrams Files," and has them on a web site. To my way of thinking, it would be not only possible but SIMPLE for folks who own 78's to check these pages against their holdings...and provide correction and/or amendment where it seems necessary! Keep in mind that these files essentially provide NO information on classical recordings...on "non-discographized" records (i.e. not dance, jazz, blues or (now) country...) and on most post- 1942 records. I have NO idea how many 78's would be included among the total holdings of collections (private AND institutional...!)...however, I would guess it would be WELL over my paltry holdings of 50,000+! Thus, if each party responsible for a "collection of 78's" (anywhere from one to a few MILLION...?!) could/would enter the data therefrom on some sort of either a web-accessible facility or in a digital data file...all of these could be combined, with the result being a sort of "78rpm wikidatabase!" I have seen inquiries about single specific 78rpm phonorecords pop up (more often on 78-L than ARSCLIST), which usually result in knowledgeable replies...can we do this with large quantities of same...? I MAY still have an application I created using VB6, which allows the creation and editing of the 160-byte text-based data files which Abrams originally invented... --------------------------------- Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.