i thought when i first saw it listed there were fewer zeros in the price. but i could be wrong about that.Only $5 million for the complete library, wow what a steal.
it still works out to about $35 per hour for the time involved, a reasonable professional rate -- not even counting the cost of materials acquisition.
i wonder though why they're not offering to sell copies of the electronic version, separately from the unique physical collection. potential copyright and IP issues, or something else?
it seems to me the likely buyer at that high a price would the CoS or a proxy, to take it out of circulation....
it's the sort of thing an indie group ought to buy and make access available to...except as far as i can tell there's not really a stable group with the resources to even house a physical library, which says something.