May 11, 2021

Canada: Edmonton Public Library Launches Streaming Service Featuring Local Musicians

The new Capital City Records launched today and is available at: www.capitalcityrecords.ca

From the Edmonton Journal:

The library’s new site, Capital City Records, allows music fans the chance to download or stream music that has an Edmonton connection, make playlists, browse digitized gig posters and share memories about defunct venues.

[Our emphasis] It’s the first library-led music database in Canada and was modelled after similar services in Iowa City, Iowa and Madison, Wisc. [and elsewhere].

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The web really provides libraries with opportunities to do new things,” said Alex Carruthers, the EPL’s digital public spaces librarian. “Music in Edmonton is really great. It means a lot to people. It seemed like the exact right community to get started at.”

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In the future, visitors will be able to visualize and map local music history, based on venue posters and other data collected through the project. Content from Dead Venues, which documents the city’s defunct music venues, will eventually migrate to the site.

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See Also: Capital City Music FAQ

See Also: Listen Here: Edmonton Public Library Will Begin Offering Free Downloads of Music by Local Musicians (January 28, 2015)

In other Edmonton Public Library NewsEPL Opens First Storefront Library Location

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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