loaning vinyl from th' 50s thru th' 70s, tapes in th' 80s, and cds in th' 90s and 00s made some sense 'cause those were by far th' dominant formats of each respective era.
loaning vinyl in 2011 is ridiculous - almost as ridiculous as loaning (as if there is such a thing - tho' i'm sure somebody has made a drm deal that lets you listen to something for 2 wks before it explodes) mp3s, th' dominant format of this era.
i realize there's like no legal way to do it but libraries should just loan cdrs and keep th' 'masters' on th' computer so they can burn another when one gets messed up…
after all, aren't libraries home to th' ultimate example of 'for reference purposes'?
although if libraries are trying to help in th' fight to keep th' great unwashed from ripping mp3s, loaning vinyl makes sense. not everybody has one of those urbanoutfitters turntable deals.
if they're trying to make sure th' greatest amount of people have access to music and literature they might not otherwise be able to find or afford…not so much.
if they're trying to add some new aspect to their clientele or seem hip to a certain group already there i have no idea how they'll do. if the people who work there are just having a good time i'm glad they are at that.
i know it seems silly to rail against a service that's being added, but i can't help think there are other fields where any money and/or effort that's being spent could be better utilised - like has everyone noticed that used kids doesn't want to bother keeping all the local cds around anymore? why not curate a big ol' collection? just as a reference i searched th GPL fer scrawl and royal crescent mob and log and gaunt and hugs & kisses and all y'all's got is "travel on, rider" and "kryptonite" - that's a shame.
and the GPL seems to do a pretty good job of having all kinds of less-obvious stuff on the racks (searched kevin canty and max barry and helen dewitt and yep/yep/yep, kudos and they have scarlett thomas but not 'mr. y', what's up with that?) but man i remember always many years ago when everyone moved there when i wanted to put something on hold here in town and they didn't have it i'd look up th' library in portland, oregon and they'd always have it so like it is being done. no system is perfect or can maintain a huge collection of stuff no one ever checks out but there are ways to be hip and there are ways to hip people and i guess i don't understand what th' point of th' vinyl thing is where i do understand th' point of some other (possible) endeavors ok.
i have a few questions
did you pre-write this post is microsoft word or word perfect and then do find "the" replace "th'" because this is seriously the lamest post i've read since szymuzakers tried to tell me he was a good sound man
ps is that guy alive
pps if he is dead i was just kidding
they are not loaning out your vinyl collection so stop crying. your precious finds will not be taken from you
the grandview library wont be loaning out the vinyl you released either on your fake label you stole money from either
those release are in the free box at used kids
actually they are in the we will pay you a dollar to take this away from us box
i go to grandview library once a month and make out with the girls
they like it if i go to stauffs first because then i smell like beans
which is the smell of lust