Earlier 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 collection.
The Inner Sleeve purchased 27,000 LPs and 35,000 CDs. The CBC is donating the proceeds from the sale to two area charities.
See Also: The Inner Sleeve’s Facebook Page
See Also: University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Welcome $1.7M Videomatica Film Collection (January 16, 2012)
Videomatica was a video rental store in Vancouver.