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Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Radio Canada International: “Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. The sprawling headquarters of the Radio-Canada network in Montreal have been sold, and the organisation will move to new and much smaller rented quarters being built on one of the former parking lots. PHOTO- google street With huge funding cuts from the government and increasing costs, this has meant equally massive staff and production cuts. Rapidly developing technological developments are also driving the changes. The broadcaster with stations across the country has, over the decades, amassed a vast collection of recorded music and other artefacts…The main French-language production centre of Radio-Canada in Montreal has also been digitising its collection. However, recently it was revealed that most of the collection of over 200,000 CDs will be destroyed when the process is completed in 2019 and prior to the move to new quarters in 2020. The destroyed materials apparently will be recycled…”

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