It isn't just CDs here. There are LPs and 78s that never made it to the CD format, in addition to other print and written material. I understand budgets. Just saying... it is a shame.
On Feb 24, 2018 6:37 PM, "ggjn" <g...@sprynet.com> wrote: > Yes, but there are two things at play here – copyright considerations and > retention costs– they ARE going to digitize the collection for archival > purposes. So the intellectual material will be preserved, and for a > longer period of time. But this leads to three problems with the > originals = > > a. They may not be able to distribute them (money or not, has > very little to do with copyrights). So giving them away, selling them, > etc. isn’t an option. > > b. They don’t have the time to research every item and confirm > copyrights and ask for a waiver > > c. Keeping an archive like that costs money. When you’re talking > the CBC, it’s taxpayers’ money. Just to retain the archives is going to > cost money. > > > You’ll note that a great deal of television archival film footage from the > 40s-50s-60s is gone, because the three major TV networks would have had to > use their stockholders’ money to retain an archive, on material that was > thought to have no or very little commercial value. Much of it was > intentionally destroyed. > > Greg > > > > *From:* Swlfest [mailto:swlfest-boun...@hard-core-dx.com] *On Behalf Of > *Thomas > Sundstrom > *Sent:* Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:10 PM > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Subject:* [Swlfest] Public broadcaster music library closing, CD’s to be > digitised, destroyed > > > > http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2018/02/23/public-broadcaster- > music-library-closing-cds-to-be-digitised-destroyed/ > > > > Found this story on Twitter. Absolutely incredible loss of history... > > _______________________________________________ > Swlfest mailing list > Swlfest@hard-core-dx.com > http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/swlfest > > To unsubscribe: Send an E-mail to swlfest-request@hard-core-dx. > com?subject=unsubscribe, or visit the URL shown above. > > For more information on the Fest, visit: > > http://www.swlfest.com > http://swlfest.blogspot.com > >
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