“University of Calgary Librarian Fired Up as Massive EMI Music Collection Arrives in Calgary”
From the CBC:
A University of Calgary librarian can’t hide her excitement over a massive music archive the school is in the process of acquiring.
“It’s crazy fun. It’s super fun,” Annie Murray told CBC News.
“It’s probably the most exciting collection I’ll ever work with, as a music fan, and then to also work with it professionally, it’s mind-blowing.”
Murray, a librarian focused on archives and special collections, is talking about the complete EMI Music Canada collection, which covers the 63-year period before EMI was acquired by Universal Music Canada.
“So it’s everything that the record company would have kept: business records, letters, photos, files on artists, all the master recordings, all the promotional materials, artwork that made the album covers, awards — everything that documents what a record company was doing from 1949 until 2012,” Murray explained.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.