Alternatives to

Fiona Bradley fiona.bradley at
Tue Jul 13 05:03:44 EDT 2004

Our library used to use the data at quite heavily (we're
predominantly a music library) but since their redesign and the loss of
'library view' (ie MARC tagged records) on their site I'd love to find
an alternative. 

There are many records available through the LOC catalogue, but they
obviously don't have other data that is useful to us such as
biographies, and wikipedia is not as comprehensive as allmusic. We also
require a good online classical music resource (we do have Grove's in
print). Amazon and other online shops are ok but not useful for out of
print releases.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for free discography and music
biography sites that we can possibly export records from (either in XML
or MARC)?


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