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:* swlfest@hard-core-dx.com
> *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...
>
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