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Hi Tom & friends,

 

Is there any evidence pointing to that happening?

 

I am still enjoying CDs obtained when CDs were first introduced in the early
'80's with no sign of self-degrading in over 30 years. I'm trying to think
of what other products we have that have that still work as well as they did
when brand new.

 

Talk about value...

 

Jay

 

Your search for sound & video ends here!

Jay Sonin, General Manager
Music Hunter Distributing Company
4880 North Citation Drive, Suite # 101
Delray Beach, Florida 33445-6552
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561-450-7152 

 

From: Stephen Thomson Moore [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Wagstaff, D John; Edmonds, Amy; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MLA-L] RE: the end of the CD and DVD (and the CD and DVD
player)?

 

Dear all, 

 

Another concern with the end of the CD and DVD seems to be that our immense
collections of Cds will self-degrade and be nothing more than shiny discs in
a few short years. What about that?

 

Best, Tom Moore

FIU

 

 

 

From: <Wagstaff>, D John <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: "Wagstaff, D John" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:54 PM
To: "Edmonds, Amy" <[log in to unmask]>, "[log in to unmask]"
<[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [MLA-L] RE: the end of the CD and DVD (and the CD and DVD player)?

 

I think maybe the issue is that, once we reach a tipping point with e-books,
the publishers might decide to move to an I-Tunes account-type distribution
model, i.e. a "one individual/one account, no libraries need apply thank you
very much have a nice day but get lost". We're already seeing this with some
textbooks, after all. Print surrogates will then become impossible to
obtain, libraries are cut out of the equation, and first-sale doctrine is
sacrificed to licensing agreements.

 

I don't write this in a "the-publisher-is-the-enemy" spirit, they clearly
are only trying to make money and keep their businesses afloat, and arguably
if the roles were reversed we'd be doing the same. But I suspect that that's
definitely the commercial motivation behind the push towards e-books.

 

John

 

 

John Wagstaff

Head, Music & Performing Arts Library

Interim Head, Literatures and Languages Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1114 W. Nevada Street

Urbana IL61801

Tel. 217-244-4070

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From: Edmonds, Amy [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:40 PM
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Subject: [MLA-L] RE: the end of the CD and DVD (and the CD and DVD player)?

 

The same thing that makes it easy to crank out e-books makes it easy to
publish in paper!  Why are they whining?

 

I do read quite a bit on my kindle but for anything that I will be working
with intellectually, I have to be able to put my sticky notes in it (shhh!)
and flip through the pages at will for the bits that I will recognize
visually but can't remember well enough to do a good search on a device.

 

From: Wagstaff, D John [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:09 PM
To: Stephen Thomson Moore; [log in to unmask]
Subject: [MLA-L] RE: the end of the CD and DVD (and the CD and DVD player)?

 

To answer this question I'd pose another, which is: For how many years have
we been seeing magazines with the question "Is this the year of the e-book?"
on their cover? (my answer: at least 15, and my answer is always "no"). In
spite of publishers really, really wanting to push e-books, we're still a
long way from having anything like a decent amount of e-books to offer in
the performing arts.

 

IMHO.

 

John

 

From: Stephen Thomson Moore [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:09 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [MLA-L] the end of the CD and DVD (and the CD and DVD player)?

 

Dear CW, 

 

Have you all seen any responsible prognostication on what the time frame
might be for the end of CD as a commercial format for music, and of the DVD
as a commercial format for video? Do you individually have any wise words in
this regard? I already heard in 1995 that the CD would soon be history (not
yet). 

 

Inquiringly, Tom Moore

FIU