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Online Access: Music Collection

Why not allow online access to the entire music collection? Benefits:

  1. It would be a more efficient way for patrons to search and use the entire catalog. Multiple Patrons could access the same material at once. Easier to place music on a MP3 player
  2. It would reduce damage, scratches, lost material, etc
  3. Other Libraries could share their collections (interlibrary loan) - increasing the size of both collections at a minimal cost

As a service project the Cubscouts/Boyscouts could use the computer room to move all of the CDs to a digital repository. (Many hands make light heavy work)

CD Collection placed online
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Brad Czerniak
Mon, 2010-07-12 16:01

Thank you for contacting us with your suggestion!

Unfortunately, it would be illegal to digitize our music collection and make it available on the web.

The Free Library has more information regarding duplicating and distributing copies of library materials.

Even making backup copies of the original disc could lead to legal trouble. Changing formats and widely distributing the end product would be an egregious copyright violation.

Thank you again for your suggestion!

Fri, 2011-03-18 11:28

Too bad --- This would have been a wonderful Eagle Scout Project. Especially if coordinated with several Packs/Troops throughout the state....

Just curious ---

How do the audiobooks get online???

Mon, 2011-03-21 12:22

The library purchases the audiobooks from Overdrive. We are not directly involved in making the audiobooks available "online." It is a service we pay for and provide Canton patrons. We cannot duplicate the audiobooks ourselves because of intellectual property/copyright laws.