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Do young people still buy CDs?

At the Lit and Phil, patrons still consult the recorded sound catalogue through the use of a venerable card file index. Shown here is the reference record for a release featuring music by the British composer of contemporary music Thomas Ad├Ęs. Even as late as 2023, when our access to information is so often mediated by a computer, this presents an intriguing mixture of pre-digital and digital media and a reminder that digitisation of catalogue information can not be always taken as a given. Image by CD at 40.

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