The Boston Public Library has about 200,000 vinyl records in its Sound Archives Collections, sitting in the library basement, collecting dust rather than being listened to. But soon that’s all going to change. BPL is transferring the records to longtime partner the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, so they can be cataloged and digitized for public access as part of its Great 78 Project. The BPL collection spans much of the 20th century, with genres ranging from opera to pop to jazz and spoken word.
WBUR-FM, Boston: The ARTery, Oct. 11