Published Mar 13, 2012Earlier this year, the CBC revealed plans to digitize and dismantle their entire CD and vinyl archives due to budget cuts and other financial uncertainties. While there are undoubtedly some CBC staffers who are sad to say goodbye to so much physical media, Calgarians will rejoice in the fact that local record store the Inner Sleeve has purchased the entire Calgary collection.
On their Facebook page, the store revealed the news with the following statement:
For Bryce and my Mum and everyone else who has been waiting... you may have heard that CBC made a countrywide decision to go digital and will not be keeping their physical LP and CD libraries. We are super excited to announce that we purchased the entire Calgary CBC library...approximately 27,000 LPs and 35,000 CDs!!! We want you to know that CBC will be distributing the proceeds from this purchase between two organizations that they support. We are still packing up this awesome collection and will be releasing more details in the weeks to come so stay tuned :)
While more news is forthcoming, the store will undoubtedly see a massive boost in visitors over the next few months. After all, a total of 62,000 CDs and LPs is a ton of Cancon to wade through on a Sunday afternoon.