Posted in General, Music
The time has come. We are finally ready to release our Classical LP collection!
Three developments have helped us make this difficult decision: 1) since our last downsizing three years ago, the use of the collection has dwindled significantly; 2) we have received multiple large CD collections that will more than double our holdings when they are all cataloged; and 3) the Naxos Music Library is continuing to grow, and thus, usage of the streaming database is at an all-time high. While it may be that some of our LPs have neither been re-released on CD or made available for streaming, we are confident that our collection does not contain anything so rare that a recording could not be accessed from another library or archive should a particular need arise.
If you are interested in claiming some of these Classical LPs, please stop by the library during our regular hours. The LPs will be available for free on a “first come, first serve” basis. Please bring your own boxes or bags–we will not be able to provide these. If you would like to search the collection before coming to the library, you may do so here. However, please note that this database will not be updated to reflect which LPs have already been claimed and nor will we be able to determine quickly if a certain LP is still available. In fact, many LPs have already been acquired by a local audiophile and preservationist. Before leaving the library, please see one of the staff so the items may be marked “released.”