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The Factory Records Catalogue Project

The Master Discography of Factory Records including all its subsidiary labels. Based on the original 300+-page printed document by Steven Hankinson with input from Frank Brinkhuis, John Cooper and Sebastian Luetzow. Original website graphic design concept by Steven Hankinson, developed and realised by John Cooper.

Timeline

Up to 2004 - Development of printed version of The Factory Records Catalogue (Master Discography) by Steven Hankinson with input from Frank Brinkhuis, Sebastian Luetzow, John Cooper and others.

2004-2008 - Further printed versions of the Catalogue

16 December 2008 - factoryrecords.org registered and initial holding page posted.

2009-11 - project on hiatus

Late 2011 to mid-2012 - full website developed and implemented on the Blogger platform

Mid-2012 to June 2013 - occasionally postings and updates/fixings to Blogger-based site

July 2013 - reworking of the site envisaged and in ongoing development using a PHP platform with the ultimate aim of removing almost all (possibly all) of the site from the Blogger platform.

30 July 2013 - overhauling of filenames and folder structure to ensure consistency. Looking to develop base from which to eventually be able to take the site to a full database (MySQL) implementation. Updating of content and metacontent across the site ongoing.

December 2014 onwards - graphic redesign and full extension of the PHP version of the site to all pages (without yet moving to a full database solution). Content development (Artists, Producers, Designers, etc) is ongoing and imagery is still awaited in some cases. Blogger version fully decommissioned.

April 2017 - maintenance including fixing contextual menus and other content on top-level pages (Artists, Designers, Producers and indexes).

See also: Release notes

Additional information

The Factory Records Catalogue is not an online store and as such no items are for sale. We suggest looking items on eBay and other online auction/sale sites.

We do not offer a formal valuation service but will endeavour to provide a realistic estimate on rare items on a best means basis. For more general valuation information we direct you to eBay, Discogs.com, Gemm and other online sources.

We always welcome additional info, corrections and images where we don't have any. Please contact us to discuss.

The Factory Records Catalogue

The Factory Records Catalogue