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].
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.”
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 News…EPL Opens First Storefront Library Location
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.