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.
> *From:* Swlfest [mailto:swlfest-boun...@hard-core-dx.com] *On Behalf Of
> *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
> Found this story on Twitter. Absolutely incredible loss of history...
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