Follow Me Here... : 06/25/2006 - 07/01/2006University students and some alumni organizations provide similar benefits. FMH points out that one can often obtain an out-of-area library cards for a small amount of money. In practice the library databases and access systems are often archaic and painful to use, but there's a chance that will improve.
... I just logged onto the Brookline (MA) library site and discovered I have free searchable access to the full text of all New York Times and Boston Globe articles, for starters. I have paid, oh I don't know, $3 or $5 to the Times or the Globe when I have needed to download an article in the past...
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
New York Times for free? Use the library
FMH writes about the hidden power of the library account:
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Librarians and their vendors (sometimes people are both at once :) devote their lives to making access easier for library patrons. So I hope there is more than a chance that they will improve. Yes, use the library!!
Love, your librarian/library vendor sister-in-law
Hi Nettie! I was thinking I would send you a note about this one, it never occurred to me that you read this thing.
That does make me wonder how many people read the blog. I usually assume about 10, but I've gotten hints lately that I'm underestimating ...
We're looking forward to seeing all the family in August!
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