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Hon. Editor of Electronic Publications (2016– ), previously Hon. Editor of Monographs (2010–2016)
Chairman, Publications Committee, 2000–2002, 2005–2010; President, 2002–2004.


Member of the Archives and Library Committee at Canterbury Cathedral 


Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Trustee/director, Deputy Chairman (previously Chairman)


Previously Chairman, Friends of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

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University of Kent
Honorary Research Fellow
(previously Senior Lecturer in French, retired August 2002).


Specialist in the history of printing in Europe (especially France) in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

  Southern Early Music Forum
Assistant Treasurer and WebMaster
I play renaissance and baroque recorders, tenor and bass curtal, baroque oboe, alto and tenor shawm, renaissance flute, tenor crumhorn, and bass cornemuse.

Events; Membership.


Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
Consultant (previously Secretary, 2002–2009)

DJS in DLitt robes DLitt conferred by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 7 September 2004,
(Degree of Doctor of Letters) in recognition of work as Editor-in-Chief of the Bibliographical Society’s Cathedral Libraries Catalogue project.

ESTC (English Short Title Catalogue)
Voluntary Assistant at the British Library


Volunteer at Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives

Book Owners Online

Volunteer editor at Book Owners Online


Contact David Shaw
email: david [AT]
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