John Scally, Scotland's National Librarian, said: "Our sound heritage is under threat as tapes, minidiscs
and lacquer, vinyl and shellac discs degrade or the equipment to play them becomes obsolete.
Old recordings degenerate with time and with wax cylinders, records, reel-to-reel tape, cassettes, digital audio tapes, CDs and minidiscs
, the technology to play them becomes obsolete.
Old recordings degenerate with time and with wax cylinders, records, reelto-reel tape, cassettes, digital audio tapes, CDs and minidiscs
, the technology to play them becomes obsolete and they are ultimately lost forever.
The Library's own collections are made up of over 40 formats, from wax cylinders, to cassette players, to reel-to-reel and digital minidiscs
. The equipment to play them is no longer being produced, and will become harder and more expensive to replace and repair.
I liked minidiscs
. Nobody seems to care much for them anymore.
Additionally, StoryCorps is running a pilot program that allows users to rent a limited number of StoryKits, containing a MiniDisc
recorder, two MiniDiscs
, a broadcast-grade microphone, and headphones.
I have many minidiscs
but I don't record them to my iPod.
Digital Compact Cassette: Tiny cassettes which lost out to more popular MiniDiscs
and recordable CDs.
Whether its VAIO laptop computers, minidiscs
and camcorders or old favourites like TVs, videos and Hi-Fis, there is a product to suit all requirements.
Garbage's new album, Beautiful Garbage, Natalie Imbruglia's, White Lillies Island and Sum 41's All Killer No Filler, were thus reduced to minidisc
. (I could tell you how wonderful minidiscs
are - but that's another diversion altogether).
She said: "We will be doing a Sunday session between 1pm and 3pm with the first half focusing on one particular artist and the second half promoting local groups, so if they could send CDs and minidiscs
along with a blurb about themselves they could get on the radio."
They will also co-develop compact and high-quality audio equipment, including component stereos and portable minidiscs
(MDs), they said.