His closing chapter about the present state of jazz discography may be a little difficult for some readers because of the technical descriptions of the computer programs used to prepare some discographies
37) On the other hand, in the volumes of The German National Discography the discographies
are arranged to the performers and then chronologically to recording sessions, so the two aspects are somehow mixed.
Moran and Ted Fagan, whose two Victor discographies
end at 1907 (Ted Fagan and Wm.
The computer age has seen the introduction of jazz discographies
on CD-ROM as well as the Internet.
Bruyninckx began publishing discographies
in the 1960s, lending his name a legendary iconic status.
are typically arranged by record label, making it possible to account for every recording produced in the numerical sequence of a record company.
The year 1936 saw the publication of what are generally acknowledged to be the first modern discographies
: Robert Donaldson's Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (New York: Gramophone Shop) and Charles Delaunay's Hot discographie
(Paris: Hot Jazz); what made them different from previously published listings of recordings was the greater thoroughness and consistency in the information they presented.