At about 7:15 a.m. today, WXRT's Lin Braehmer will discuss this on his Lin's Bin segment of his morning show. It streams on www.wxrt.com. so you can hear it. It repeats between 5 and 7 p.m..
A real good question. Although these days it probably more likely involves downloads.
I remember that when I went off to Northern Illinois in the fall of 1969, I left most of my prized vinyl albums that were in good shape at home. I had heard that college was not a good place for them because of borrowing, loaning out and the scratches when (if) you got them back.
Little did I know that my brother decided to play them while I was away and they got badly scratched and messed up anyway.
I did bring my stereo with me and a few of my more "battered" albums as some things I just couldn't do without.
Give It a Listen. --RoadDog