Petition on The University of Edinburgh Library CD collection
As a music student you know the importance of the music collection at our library. The service provides a fundamental aid and support in our courses and research. The scores are managed by library attendants, and the CD collection protected by confining general use to within the library, preventing the discs from going missing or inexplainably damaged.
This may change. The library intend to open the CD collection up to general loan, treating the CDs with the same process as taking out a book, to the entire student population; not just music staff members or music students, but the twenty-four thousand individual students enrolled at the University.
We at the Music Student Council are unanimous in our opinion that this is a bad idea. Alternatively, the library are considering a project involving the digitisation of the CD collection so that music may be digitally streamed to all students. However due to funding this project may be a long-term prospect. We are again decided that we think, no matter how long-term, that this is a much better option. However we offer this petition to you, the music student, to let us know what the music students of Edinburgh University, as arguably the department making the most out of the collection, think themselves.
We ask you to sign this petition if you are against the University making the CD collection available for loan to all students. This will help us gain an idea of the student reception to the plans proposed. This should only take a couple of minutes of your time.
Thankyou for your time,
Music Student Council