May 28, 2022

New Zealand: Library Dumps CD Collection as Vinyl Comes ‘Full Circle’

From Stuff:

Elaine Jamieson still has the first CD she ever bought.

It was Donna Summer – Hot Stuff. She still listens some weekends, wine in hand.

Jamieson works at New Plymouth’s combined museum and library, Puke Ariki, which has recently decided to get rid of its CD collection to make way for vinyl.


The collection is to be withdrawn on Monday, September, 4 due to lack of use. Puke Ariki manager Kelvin Day said.

Four years ago, 2498 CDs were issued from the collection, Day said.

Last year, that dropped to 559.

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