The Shakespeare and Company Project makes three datasets available to download in CSV and JSON formats. The datasets provide information about lending library members; the books that circulated in the lending library; and lending library events, including borrows, purchases, memberships, and renewals. The datasets may be used individually or in combination—the site URLs are consistent identifiers across all three.
The Project continues to augment and refine its data as we learn more about lending library members and the books they borrowed. We regularly update the datasets on this page. When citing, include the dataset version.
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Cite all three datasets:
Kotin, Joshua, Rebecca Sutton Koeser, Carl Adair, Serena Alagappan, Jean Bauer, Oliver J. Browne, Nick Budak, Harriet Calver, Jin Chow, Ian Davis, Gissoo Doroudian, Currie Engel, Elspeth Green, Benjamin Hicks, Madeleine E. Joelson, Carolyn Kelly, Sara Krolewski, Xinyi Li, Ellie Maag, Cate Mahoney, Jesse D. McCarthy, Mary Naydan, Isabel Ruehl, Sylvie Thode, Camey VanSant, and Clifford E. Wulfman. Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Members, Books, Events. Version 1.0. July 2020. Distributed by DataSpace, Princeton University. https://doi.org/10.34770/pe9w-x904
Cite this document
“Data Export.” Shakespeare and Company Project, version 1.2.3. Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University. April 13, 2020. http://shakespeareandco.princeton.edu/about/data/. Accessed September 29, 2020.