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British Library Sound Archive Ceases Publication of PLAYBACK

Today's mail brought the latest edition of Playback, the semi-annual, glossy, short-but-always-interesting newsletter of the amazing British Library Sound Archive.

Playback is a nice, highly digestible and usually tantalizing look at recent acquisitions of sound, profiles of producers who use vintage sound, and previews of upcoming commercial releases of materials from the library's enormous collection (you may search the catalog here).

This issue also includes the sad (but I suppose inevitable) news that, after this last printed edition (Autumn 2010, Number 44), Playback is no more. Like everyone else nowadays, even the British Library is moving its external communications completely online.

Though it's not the same as getting an envelope from London in the mailbox a few times a year, a complete online archive of back issues of Playback is already available here, and anyone can sign up for the new Playback email updates by sending an email to:

(Posted by Feliks Banel)

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