From: Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]>
>> "C'mon guys, these are businesses." SS
> A-yup. And that's why today they hardly matter.
When I was in high school and college and was doing research when I was
home, every time I went to my public library in Teaneck, New Jersey I
was told that the periodical I needed was in the Englewood Pubiic
Library. It was well known in Northern New Jersey that the Englewood
library was THE go-to place. Eventually a librarian gave me a copy of
the annual book of Bergen County Library periodical holdings so I didn't
need to keep asking her. Then one morning I got a call from my
mother-in-law to get my butt to the Englewood Public Library because
they were disposing of their entire periodical collection at 25 cents a
volume. They were all out on the lawn. That is why I have a bound set
of Time magazine from 1930 to 1945 and there are no libraries in
Northern New Jersey with any periodical holdings worth a damn. They had
put the stuff out on the lawn, including Harpers back to the 1870s, and
in the afternoon it started to rain. Nobody needs to go to the
Englewood Public Library any more.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:08 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Folk Music in America
The CD reduced the costs of operating a radio station considerably. The
drive to CD on classical radio was convenience. As with why libraries
also ditched their records, minor scratches didn't' t happen as often,
equipment maintenance was much reduced including cleaning records,
dealing with needles and the whole record-playing ceremony. CD content
could be sent to and accessed from servers. Cataloging came with them.
Engineering became simplified as did program administration- no one had
to time records anymore. If a server was sued, no refilling was
necessary. C'mon guys, these are businesses.