|The Record Library
Nearly all of our programmes are
request-orientated. Each week we play upwards of 200 patients'
requests. At 6 pm each evening we have 30 minutes before the first
programme to sort out all of the records requested. Without a
comprehensive record library we would be lost so we have over 10,000
single, 1,000 albums and 400 CDs in our library - that's over
35,000 pieces of music!!!
To be able to find any track
within 30 seconds is essential, so our record index is stored on
computers. The programme was written by one of our members and is
capable of finding an item by track title, artist, composer, album
title, or record number within 2 seconds.
Once we've found the music, we can play
it on BHBS via our CD or record players, or on our computer playback